KVH Supports the Best & Brightest
KVH has a History of Working with College and University Engineering Teams from Around the Globe
From Carnegie Mellon University’s DARPA Grand Challenge to Worcester Polytechnic University’s work on the NASA Sample Return Robotic Centennial Challenge, we support imaginative and innovative engineering projects. Discover the challenging and creative engineering projects proudly supported by KVH, and how college and university engineers can work with KVH.
Apply Today to Win a High-performance KVH Inertial Unit
The KVH Collegiate Engineering Program offers college and university teams an opportunity to win a free KVH new P-series inertial measurement unit for a robotics, high-accuracy stabilization, or an autonomous platform project.
“The KVH FOG (Fiber Optic Gyroscope) was critical for Phoenix’s localization to make sure that it was always aware of the RoboSub’s location and heading at all times.”- Faridodin ‘Fredi’ Lajvardi, Vice President of STEM Initiatives for Si Se Puede Foundation and Arizona State University Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering) team mentor
“The KVH DSP-1750 FOG was outstanding in action for Desert WAVE’s RoboSub, with virtually no drift, and enabled the Phoenix to maintain its heading under water.”- Faridodin ‘Fredi’ Lajvardi, Vice President of STEM Initiatives for Si Se Puede Foundation and Arizona State University Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering) team mentor
“The team knew that a well-designed and successful navigation system built around a high-performance FOG (KVH’s DSP-1750 Fiber Optic Gyro) would eliminate the need for an in-depth computer vision system underwater, which was one less obstacle to conquer in the AUV design process.”- Faridodin ‘Fredi’ Lajvardi, Vice President of STEM Initiatives for Si Se Puede Foundation and Arizona State University Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering) team mentor
“The KVH DSP-1750 was easy to integrate into the Phoenix…(It) was built primarily with commercial-off-the-shelf components, including the DSP-1750 FOG…this method of fabrication greatly simplified the AUV construction since no members held manufacturing experience prior to joining the team”
Academic Case Studies & White Papers
ASU & Si Se Puede Foundation
Desert WAVE Sets New Standard With Precision KVH Sensors.
The RoboSub competition's goal is for an AUV to demonstrate its autonomy by completing various underwater tasks such as navigation, manipulating the environment, identifying figures, and maneuverability. Desert WAVE used a KVH DSP-1750 FOG to provide its AUV, Phoenix, with accurate navigation at RoboSub 2019.
John Hopkins University
Preliminary Results with a FOG System.
KVH Industries, Inc., provided the high-performance fiber optic gyro-based inertial measurement unit, KVH’s 1775 IMU, used for this preliminary experimental evaluation of a true north gyrocompass system. These preliminary results for a static benchtop IMU configuration are promising and directly applicable to static instrument deployment.
University of Pennsylvania
BLAST – Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST).
An international collaboration of scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada establishes a sub-orbital observatory. Its overarching goal is to address important galactic and cosmological questions regarding stars and galaxies' formation and evolution. KVH’s DSP-1760 FOG was chosen for precise pointing and because of its resistance to shock and vibration.