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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

Engineering Management: 

Vern Feigenbaum
   Vern Feigenbaum is from Atco, New Jersey and is a senior Engineering Management-Electrical Engineer at The College of New Jersey.   He is planning to go into industry upon graduating; however, he is considering a graduate program.  Vern is the Project Manager for the 2009-2010 NJAV team and is responsible for coordinating all of the teams activities such as design, production, and improvements, as well as testing and modifications.  He is also responsible for the finances of the project, hardwiring all of the components of the vehicle, and assisting Steve Liccketto.
Electrical Engineering:

Steven Liccketto 

   Steve Liccketto is a senior Electrical Engineering major
from Barrington, NJ.  He plans on going directly into industry after graduation and pursuing green/renewable energy systems.  This year Steve will work on the electrical component and hardware integration to the computer system, making it capable for the computer to collect raw data from the sensors and camera.


Computer Engineering:

Mike Coffey 

   Michael Coffey is a senior at the College of New Jersey.  His major is Computer Engineering and is on track to be graduating in the Spring.  Mike is currently looking for a full time position that is relatively close to what he will be doing on the NJAV project.  Mike's role is to deal with interfacing the hardware components and designing the algorithms for obstacle detection and manuevering. 


Mechanical Engineering:

Brian Meredith 

Brian Meredith is a mechanical engineering major from Levittown, New York. He is a senior scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2010. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. This year on the NJAV team he will be designing the suspension system of the vehicle as well as other mechanical  considerations.

Mechanical Engineering:

Delwyn Diano 

   Delwyn Diano is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from West Orange, NJ. He plans to pursue a career in heat transfer, HVAC, and alternative fuel systems. This year regarding the NJAV project, Delwyn will be responsible with the frame and drive train of the vehicle as well as aid in other mechanical aspects.

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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