NEST is comprised of several Navy engineers and scientists from around the country who are available to teams competing in the AUVSI Foundation's RoboBoat and RoboSub student competitions. The NEST members have different experiences to offer and are available to help with engineering, testing, and logistical issues faced during the design and development processes.
For assistance contact Paul Strano at email@example.com.
NEST Presentation (pdf 2MB)
NEST will provide assistance where possible and potentially conduct onsite visits - visits are conducted on a first come first served basis for those groups who would like to have that interface. NEST is excited to have the opportunity to help in any way possible.
Vehicle development reference material:
NEST Systems Primer (pdf 2MB)
NEST Image Processing Primer(pdf 2MB)
NEST Hardware Library
The Naval Engineering Support Team maintains a collection of hardware that can be loaned to all teams participating in the RoboBoat or RoboSub student competitions. This hardware is meant to be borrowed during their vehicle development process for testing and evaluation purposes, for a period up to 4 weeks (extensions are possible, but not guaranteed).
Intel boards, Cameras, Compasses, Inertial Measurement Units, Hydrophones, Pingers, Thrusters, and Depth sensors.
For more details or to borrow an item, see the Request Form.