The team mount the GPS and LiDAR to the wagon we use to move the boat to perform testing. This makeshift setup allowed us to begin the process of learning how to process of adjusting the settings to provide the desired output.
The boat’s camera system will be the e-CAM130_CUXVR multiple cameras for Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier. It allows high resolution video to be transferred in real-time to the Xavier to assist with mapping and navigation.
The Velodyne VLP-16 Puck LiDAR will collect data about the distance to objects surrounding the boat. This data will be used by the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier to build a map of the boat’s environment and to help with navigation.
The team tests the Argo II, a boat inherited from a previous team. The test went well, but identified some issues with the design of the boat and installation of the thrusters leading to a bracket failure.