The reflectance sensors keep track of the AEV’s position on the track. They will be used to precisely calculate direction, speed and braking when testing begins.
AEV 3 View Concepts
Indra AEV : That sketch will or will not be successful because it not well dimension and it was drawn in different graphing sheet. If this drawing is drawn in regular sheet and includes dimension than it have chance to become successful in future.
Jack AEV: The sketch uses the same basic design as the Sample AEV. Crucial electronic parts will be fixated to the top and bottom. A shell resembling the front of a bullet or airplane makes the AEV aerodynamic. The shell cuts off before the end to conserve weight.
John AEV: The sketch of this design focuses on improving two things: Aerodynamics and Power. Two more motoers were added and the body was based off of an airplane which will potentially allow it to travel efficently and rapidly.
Ron AEV: The sketch is based off of the first AEV that we assembled. The two motors are to be placed near the center of mass and the electronic parts are distributed along the top in a way that allows for the AEV to sit not on an angle. I did not include an aerodynamic covering to see if saving weight would be a greater benefit than being aerodynamic at the low speeds. Also, the servo motor is used in this design as a break by applying pressure to one wheel when activated.
AEV Final Concept
This drawing was selected to be put into production because of its uniqueness and stability. With the majority of the weight directly under the wheels, the AEV will hang perfectly vertical. This AEV will also conserve weight and therefore money by fitting all of the necessary components on one base.
Testing on the final AEV is still being conducted.