Cornell students compete in AUVSI Foundation/Office of Naval Research’s Robosub competition every year. This year they were able to utilize a RJE locator beacon to successfully locate the Robosub in the test pool.
The Team had to design analog front end and digital signal processing hardware for localizing an acoustic beacon placed somewhere in the pool. The RJE beacon allowed them to produce a similar signal and overhaul their firmware.
RJE continues to give back to the research and educational world by donating repurposed underwater locator beacons. The program has now supported numerous universities and fields outside aviation.
Noah Levy, Acoustics Subteam Leader, CUAUV accepted the beacon for Cornell.