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Engineering  |  FURI

Corey Kurowski

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Electrical Engineering

Design of Motion Control Algorithms for Intelligent Autonomous Underwater Submersible Research Fleet

Mentor: Armando Rodriguez
FURI: Fall 2018

The aim of the conducted research was to develop and simulate model-based algorithms to demonstrate depth, directional, and speed control of an underwater submersible. With future objectives in mind, model-based algorithms for spacing control of multiple underwater vehicles were created as well. Additionally, to build off of the previous FURI work, enhancements were sought to refine image processing techniques with rapid algorithms through utilization of Kalman filtering. With these developments, the work serves as a critical step in the overarching goal: to design and build a fleet of low-cost, research grade, autonomous underwater vehicles.

Other Projects

Image Processing and Tracking in Underwater Low-Light Conditions

Mentor: Armando Rodriguez
FURI: Spring 2018

The research aim was to examine and overcome the obstacles involved in developing a low-cost underwater image processing device to be utilized in non-ideal environments. The contraption would detect an object or lifeform of note, align positional axes, initiate a continuous image feed from a modular camera, apply optimal digital signal modifications, interpret triggering event importance, and implement algorithmic tracking-logic or return to the initial axes. The materialization of such a device would serve as a potential path to significant scientific discoveries, and will also allot newfound opportunity to youth and adults alike in oceanographical education.