Host: Ocean Aero, Inc.
Ocean Aero, Inc., is a San Diego based engineering company focused on the next generation of unmanned ocean systems and vehicles. Ocean Aero specializes in the development of autonomous, highly persistent, energy scavenging, solar and wind powered vessels. The “Submaran”, a new class of Unmanned Underwater, Surface Vessel (UUSV), is a unique, highly ruggedized autonomous vessel completely powered by wind and solar-energy that can be configured with a wide variety of sensor and observational systems to provide essential information to environmental, academic, commercial and government organizations. The Submaran is the only UUSV of its type capable of both extended surface and subsurface operation.
Time Commitment: The internship is a full time, 11-week commitment. Over the 11 weeks, the intern may take up to five days off for personal reasons, vacation or illness. If participation is less than 100%, the stipend will be pro-rated.
4. Utilize the department development infrastructure, development processes and electronic and software programming techniques and provide feedback as appropriate
Preferred Experience and Capabilities: Knowledge of user interface design, game controllers, Eagle circuit design, soldering experience, control theory, serial port and USB controls or drivers is highly desired. Intern should enjoy being on the water.
Skills Gained: Interns will gain experience working directly with engineers in taking a concept to reality. Specific skills include design and requirements definition, specification and ordering of purchased components, assembly of parts and subsystems, and possibly, as the schedule permits, field testing of equipment. A portion of the intern’s time may be dedicated to completing a project and paper that is coordinated with academic class work.
Eligibility/Requirements: The internship is intended for upperclassmen (juniors/seniors) and graduate students. Applicants must have completed courses in mathematics, physics, engineering, and statistics. Interns must be able to keep excellent notes, get along well with others, maintain professionalism, and be reliable.