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by Matthew Gardner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: Definition of "micro ROV attached to Primary ROV"
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Definition of "micro ROV attached to Primary ROV"

The first part of your question has been forwarded to the MATE technical panel for discussion. As a note, I am assuming this question comes from a RANGER class company. This would not be feasible for EXPLORER class companies as it would violate either ELEC-NRD-001 and ELEC-003E rules. The micro-ROV'...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: Micro-ROV camera usage while attached to primary ROV
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Micro-ROV camera usage while attached to primary ROV

Yes. If your mini-ROV is attached to or docked with the primary ROV, you may use its camera (and thruster) as if it was an additional ROV camera.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: OFF TO TACOMA
Replies: 0
Views: 359

OFF TO TACOMA

Hi All: I will no longer be answering questions / posts on this forum board. I am headed off to Tacoma. You can ask questions and check out the props after the Opening Ceremonies. I will have some props on hand and will be there to answer all your questions. See you in Tacoma / Federal Way! Good luc...
by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: EXPLORER Task 2: Earthquakes UPDATE!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 193

EXPLORER Task 2: Earthquakes UPDATE!!!

Hi All: Due to unforeseen issues, EXPLORER Task 2 has some updates. See: EXPLORER Task 2 Updated Information on the EXPLORER Competition page: https://www.marinetech.org/explorer_2018/ or https://www.marinetech.org/files/marine/files/ROV%20Competition/2018%20competition/Missions/TASK%202%20Updated%2...
by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Ranger bonus point question
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Ranger bonus point question

No. You must have full (perfect) points to get a time bonus.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: [Task 2]Power the OBS
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: [Task 2]Power the OBS

I don't know if your wireless charger is compatible with the wireless charger system specified in the MATE documents. We will have an EXPLORER OBS test rig in the practice area. Teams will be able to connect to it to verify their WiFi connection, and for that to happen, it will need to be powered. M...
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: [Task1] Trigger of Compressor
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: [Task1] Trigger of Compressor

You are allowed to switch the compressor on from the surface. Or more likely switch the air flow from a compressor on and off from the surface. Having the end of your cable (which is on the ROV) under the lift bag, then turning on the compressor on the surface ... that plan is suitable. Good luck. M...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Complete change of gripper
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Complete change of gripper

Yes, you may change your gripper. If you are using anything other than a manual pump, your company will need to have passed the fluid power quiz. You do not need to update your technical report - the one you turned in on May 24th is the one that will be evaluated. You should talk about the gripper i...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Ranger - "Highest Flow" tidal determination
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Ranger - "Highest Flow" tidal determination

Companies will get a laminated sheet with 4 tides over one day when they come to the station. They will need to use the average of those tides to determine the overall highest current location ... or optimum location. For the calculation, you would use the maximum flow rate. That will be the value o...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Task 3- Turbine question
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Task 3- Turbine question

The turbine will have four rotors, as per the mission photos document.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center