Team 57

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Jose Cevallos
Eric Tenesaca
Heba Karkar

George Lykotrafitis


UCONN, Dr. Lykotrafitis

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Design a wireless charging system for an autonomous underwater vehicle

The objective of this project is to design and build a docking station for wirelessly charging an AUV. It is expected that a resonant inductive wireless power transfer configuration will be implemented using coupled coils as part of insulated primary and secondary circuits. The primary coil, which will be located on the charging station, and secondary coil, which will be located on the AUV, will be flat and have sub-centimeter gap resulting to a high coupling coefficient (~0.8. It is expected that the charging rate will be up to 4 A and the AUV will be recharged in ~ 5 h.

Our team collaborated with Electrical and Computer Engineering 19 on this project.