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Sunday, 08 November 2009


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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.



Competition Information

    The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition or the IGVC is held at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  This year will be the competition's 18th annual event.  At this moment in time a lack of competition information is available due to the delayed release of the schedule.



    The rules and design specifications can be found at the IGVC website,  The rules and specifications are for the 2009 competition.  Our team e-mailed the manager of the competition and were assured that the rules and specifications for the upcoming competition will be posted soon with little or no change. 

NJAV Updates

09/18/09 - 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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