Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory
The AUV Lab is housed in Whittemore Hall. It has all of equipment for design, fabrication, and testing of advanced AUV systems, including a 3D printer.
The Nonlinear Sytems Laboratory (NSL) in the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering department at Virginia Tech provides a facility for research and instruction in dynamics and control of nonlinear systems.
Field work is accomplished using the lab's 19ft Carolina Skiff and 25.5ft Maycraft Pilothouse. Locally, we work at Claytor Lake, a 4,500 acre hydroelectric empoundment of the New River in Southwest Virginia. We also travel to the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to fully exercise our autonomous vehicle systems.