In the aftermath of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, an Autonomous Moored Profiler (AMP) has been used (since 2013) to collect data on PWS’s environmental recovery. Currently, the profiler's sensors are controlled by an outdated microcontroller and when ocean scientists want to collect the data from the sensors, they must make a trip to visit the profiler. This can be difficult due to harsh weather in PWS. The Aquanauts used a new expandable microcontroller to run all the sensors and store their data in a central location. In addition to controlling preexisting sensors, the microcontroller will send this collected data to ocean scientists using a 3G cell tower. This allows ocean scientists to access data without making a trip to the profiler.
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sponsor Georgia Tech
Advisor Dr. Mick West
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Table # 16-B


Name Major Hometown
James O'Donnell CmpE Atlanta, GA
Ruben Quiros CmpE Lawrenceville, GA
Seungju Lee EE LaGrange, GA
Shayna Seidel EE Pendergrass, GA
Shelby Crisp CmpE Poughquag, NY
Timothy Pierce EE Franklin, MA