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Amphibious Surveillance Hovercraft

Presented By: Muhammad Arshad (2902831002) Saurabh Srivastava (0802831087)

Under The Guidance of: Mrs. Nisha Thakur (Assistant Professor)

• Hover Craft is an all terrain vehicle primarily used for surveillance and surveying purposes. • In the proposed project we are trying to develop a prototype which would work on the same principle of working as followed by the commercial grade hovercrafts.

Basic Principle
• A fan is mounted horizontally on the deck in a hole to produce a certain minimum level of thrust so as to lift the craft a few millimeters above the surface. • The required thrust level is achieved with the help of a flexible balloon like structure at the bottom of the craft made of nylon or a fabric alike(known as skirt).

Structural Attributes

The Hull

Structural Attributes

The Skirt- Design 1

Structural Attributes

The Skirt- Design 2

Structural Attributes

The Skirt- Design 3

Structural Attributes
Approach 1 for linear motion- Dedicated Fan For Propulsion

Structural Attributes
Approach 2 for linear motion- Partial Thrust Division

Structural Attributes
Approach 1 for direction control – Rudder Based

Structural Attributes
Approach 2 for direction control – Thrust Vectoring

Development Steps
1. Developing the basic structure. 2. Designing the skirt. 3. Developing control circuits to control motors used in the vehicle wirelessly. 4. Testing of circuits. 5. Switching to ARDUINO development board.

Development Steps
6. Code development and Interfacing.

7. Test Run. 8. Mounting the lifting fan ,motor drives and other required circuitry. 9. Modifying the design from Single fan system to Double fan system.

Apparatus and circuits developed

BLDC control using Arduino Development board

Apparatus and circuits developed

556 timer based circuit

Output waveform on CRO

Apparatus and circuits developed

556 IC based ESC/Servo control circuit

Simulation using Multisim 11.0

A Screenshot

556 based ESC/Servo controller

Block Diagram
Wireless remote controller Reciever on the vehicle

Arduino Board

Motor(s) & Propeller(s) TV


Rudder Assembly

or Laptop

Arduino uno Development Board

Responding to an Infrared Remote Control

Servo Control Using Arduino

Servo Control Using Arduino

ESC control using Arduino

Test run of BLDC motor

Video of test run

Controlling the Direction and Speed of a Brushed Motor using Arduino

Streaming Video Wirelessly

1. Providing motion to the camera sensor with the help of servo(s). 2. Inculcation of automatic obstacle detection and direction changing mechanism. 3. Increase in payload capacity. 4. Reduction of noise.

Test Run of vehicle

Finally developed project

• A. Theo Coombs_ Andrew D. Lewisy (14/10/2000), Optimal control for a simplied hovercraft model. • Eindhoven. March 2003, Control of a Model Sized Hovercraft • Georgila,K.fakotakis(2003), A Research Paper on the History of the Hovercraft • “Discover the Hovercraft” Published by Flexitech , Author: Kevin Jackson

Thank you!
We will be pleased to answer your questions ,if any.