Obstacle Avoidance Tank
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Designer: Frank Scanzillo

Instructor: Dr. Roy Czernikowski

EECC 657
Fall 2004

Description: The purpose of this project is to design an autonomous microcontroller-based tracked vehicle that incorporates two functions: homing guidance and obstacle avoidance.  An infrared beacon serves as a homing device to guide the vehicle.  The vehicle uses a photo light detector to locate the beacon and approach it, as well as ten infrared proximity sensors to detect and avoid obstacles in the path of the vehicle.  Finally, the vehicle also uses an optoreflector to detect a reflective strip surrounding the beacon, where the vehicle will make its final stop.
Tank side view Tank frontal view Tank user interface Photodetector housing Beacon