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View Resource MATE Module 15: Payloads and Actuators

This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center introduces the concept of actuators as they are utilized on a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators and the control of each are discussed. Students will learn to develop a connection diagram between the MATE ROV Control System and a motor actuator, describe methods used to suppress electrical...

View Resource MATE Module 16: Putting It Into The Water

This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center introduces "the concepts necessary to develop successful testing and operational procedures for introducing the ROV into the water environment." Students will learn to develop a test procedure for testing the ROV prior to first introduction to the water, develop a general pre-flight check list for ROV operations and incorporate...

View Resource Instrument Control Fundamentals

The National Instruments Instrument Control Fundamentals Series, your FREE resource for instrument control knowledge on the Web, presents technical content through theory, real-world examples, and interactive audiovisual tutorials. This series, organized into four general categories, is designed for a broad range of audiences, from experts who want to review a specific topic to new users who need...

View Resource MATE Module 13: Computer Control: The Human Machine Interface

This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center asks students to "utilize the NI LabView program to develop a Human Machine Interface (HMI)." Students will learn more about types of ROV controllers, open and closed loop systems, contact and noncontact control systems, publicly available control systems, concepts of information display types and basic control displays. This page...

View Resource MATE Module 12: Computer Control: Communications

This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center introduces the concept of communications and data transfer between two computers and the user as applied to ROV control systems. Students will learn to write a routine on the Arduino that will request joystick position information from a laptop computer running LabVIEW, write a routine that will send sensor data to gauges on the...

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