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SEACON Sponsors AUVSI Winning Team

20/6/05.

Photos courtesy of
University of Florida, Machine Intelligence Lab and SubjuGator

Team Leader from the University of Florida’s team SubuGator team says that SEACON connectors “enabled us to design the lightest submarine entering the finals. The weight bonus separated us from our closest competitors in the final scoring”

SEACON’s ALL-WET Split Series of connectors recently enabled the University of Florida’s team, SubjuGator, to win first place in the AUVSI/ONR 8th International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition held 4th to 7th August 2005 at the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center in San Diego, California.

This is the first time that the University have utilized our connectors and the first time that they have won the competition after seven previous attempts.

The competition consisted of three missions

  • Mission 1 – Rendezvous with a “docking station.”
  • Mission 2 – Find and mark a break in an underwater pipeline.
  • Mission 3 – Home in on an acoustic beacon and breech within a marked surface zone.

SEACON’s connectors “enabled us to design the lightest submarine entering the finals. The weight bonus separated us from our closest competitors in the final scoring” said William Dubel of the University of Florida.

AUVSI (The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) is the world’s largest non-profit making organization and along with other members from government organizations, industry and academia, is committed to developing and advancing unmanned systems and other related technologies-Further information on our ALL-WET SPLIT Series can be found under the Products section of this website.