AFCEA International Chapter News
CAMP PENDLETON CHAPTER CHAPTER - Sep 16, 2009

Andrew Meares spoke at the chapter's September meeting on behalf of iBotics. iBotics is a nonprofit, student-run engineering group that focuses on research-based engineering projects. It has strong ties with the University of California, San Diego Jacob's School of Engineering. Meares discussed the group's project, called the Stingray--a compact, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The iBotics team entered the Stingray in the 2009 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Office of Naval Research Annual International AUV Competition. The group spent three years designing and building the AUV for the competition. The requirements are to develop a vehicle that is capable of completing a number of realistic underwater challenges that focus on navigation, vision, sonar and environment manipulation. At the conclusion of the competition, the iBotics team placed 12th out of 30 teams.

Event Photographs:

Mark Witzel (r), chapter president, thanks Andrew Meares, iBotics, for speaking at the September luncheon.
Mark Witzel (r), chapter president, thanks Andrew Meares, iBotics, for speaking at the September luncheon.
Witzel (r) congratulates the graduates of the radio supervisor course, who stood with their instructors: (l-r) Capt. Jeffrey Bauer, USMC, officer in charge, CTC-1; Master Gunnery Sgt. William Warren, USMC, communications chief, First Marine Division; Cpl. Christopher Ingram, USMC, first runner-up; Sgt. Casey Stacks, USMC, honor graduate; Cpl. Jonathan Ingersoll, second runner-up; and Staff Sgt. Keith Cabrera, USMC, chief instructor, radio supervisor course, CTC-1.
Witzel (r) congratulates the graduates of the radio supervisor course, who stood with their instructors: (l-r) Capt. Jeffrey Bauer, USMC, officer in charge, CTC-1; Master Gunnery Sgt. William Warren, USMC, communications chief, First Marine Division; Cpl. Christopher Ingram, USMC, first runner-up; Sgt. Casey Stacks, USMC, honor graduate; Cpl. Jonathan Ingersoll, second runner-up; and Staff Sgt. Keith Cabrera, USMC, chief instructor, radio supervisor course, CTC-1.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Stephen M. Davis
760-295-2140

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