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.

Arizona State University Desert WAVE engineering team
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“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”

- 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

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