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NJAV Goals

1) Improve the design and implementation of the 2008 vehicle.


2) Have a working vehicle by the End of December 2009.


3) Have an optimal vehicle by the beginning of May 2010.


4) Take 1st in the 2010 IGVC Competition.



Advisor Profiles

  DR.  Orlando Hernandez 
Dr. Hernandez received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 2002. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey. His research interests include color image segmentation and retrieval, computer vision, image processing, and high performance specialized VLSI architectures to perform these tasks. From 1993 to 2003, he was with Texas Instruments and Maxim in Dallas, Texas where he held positions in Design and Design Management. He is currently the Director of the National Science Foundation sponsored Image Processing & Understanding Lab, and the Computer Architecture & VLSI Lab at the College of New Jersey.

    DR.  Yunfeng Wang

Dr. Wang received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tiajin University, Tianjin, China in 1992.  She also obtained
both a MSE degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The College of New Jersey. Her research interests include hyper-redundant manipulators, mechatronics, and biorobotics.

NJAV Updates

09 -
Time line of work progress was created and is being used as a guide to complete the project.  Recovery of last years vehicle and expense reports completed.

09/27/09 - Hardware architecture of the old vehicle was completed and analyzed.  The hardware architecture was unsatisfactory, so a rebuild is required.

10/16/09 - Preliminary Drawings were constructed by the Mechanicals for a new chassis.  The Electrical engineer designed a universal power box where the voltage from the batteries will be inputted and various voltages will be outputted to supply the vehicle with all the power required.  The wireless e-stop is wired directly into the circuitry of the power box.  The Computer Engineer has began testing each component to develop code and draw data.

10/30/09 - The circuitry for the power box has been created and soldered but the actual housing has not been constructed although it has been designed.  Progress for the collection of data has been moving forward and there are few components left to gather data from.  Mechanicals are now furthering their original design to include a more stable camera mount.


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