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DOE TEAMER RPTS 1: Electrically Engaged Undulation (EEL) System

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This TEAMER RFTS 1 project supported the flume tank testing of a long range, high endurance unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to monitor maritime space. Today, battery-powered remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) lack the duration to make persistent, wide-area data collection possible.
The proposed solution, Electrically Engaged UnduLation (EEL) drone, can sustain missions at longer durations through hydrodynamic energy harvesting. Power is provisioned via the piezoelectric effect, a material-led phenomenon that converts applied stress into electricity. The EEL subsystems include power, propulsion, navigation, ballast, telemetry, and instrumentation. By mimicking the gait of aquatic eels, EEL can counter currents during maneuvering and level-flight. The identified opportunity is in the future capability of extreme endurance UUVs in swarms. The specific goal for the EEL development is to expand the spatio-temporal coverage of the existing ocean observation mission by overcoming these significant challenges of autonomous robotics:
1) Novel compliant mechanism for robust actuation.
2) Bioinspired design to emulate efficient locomotion.
3) Smart material-based energy harvesting for sustained power.
4) Swarming architecture through enabled autonomy

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The proposed solution, Electrically Engaged UnduLation (EEL) drone, can sustain missions at longer durations through hydrodynamic energy harvesting. Power is provisioned via the piezoelectric effect, a material-led phenomenon that converts applied stress into electricity. The EEL subsystems include power, propulsion, navigation, ballast, telemetry, and instrumentation. By mimicking the gait of aquatic eels, EEL can counter currents during maneuvering and level-flight. The identified opportunity is in the future capability of extreme endurance UUVs in swarms. The specific goal for the EEL development is to expand the spatio-temporal coverage of the existing ocean observation mission by overcoming these significant challenges of autonomous robotics:
1) Novel compliant mechanism for robust actuation.
2) Bioinspired design to emulate efficient locomotion.
3) Smart material-based energy harvesting for sustained power.
4) Swarming architecture through enabled autonomy

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Data from Mar 1, 2021

Last updated Oct 4, 2021

Submission in progress

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Pyro-E

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Kevin Lu

510.578.8849

Authors

Kevin Lu

Pyro-E

Raju Datla

Stevens Institute of Technology

Keywords

energy, power

DOE Project Details

Project Name DoE TEAMER

Project Number DE-FOA-002012

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