GJU Students Participated at SOFEX
A Mechatronics project by GJU was
one of four university projects represented this year at Special Operations
Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) which took place from 8 to 10 May 2012.
His Majesty King Abdullah II visited the project booth and was introduced to
the student members that worked on it.
The project implemented an electrically powered Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
capable of autonomous GPS navigation while avoiding road obstacles and
providing visual day and night surveillance from a range up to 1.5 kilometers.
The main application of the UGV is an "unmanned patrol" where it can
be programmed to follow a path on the ground such as a base perimeter, a border
fence, or a gas pipeline for example. It can also be teleoperated from a distance
and provide streaming day and night video of the environment it traverses. In
addition, it serves as a base for other applications when outfitted with
appropriate sensors and manipulators. The UGV can operate for two hours on a
single charge and reach a speed of seven kilometers per hour.
it is worth mentioning that the Mechatronics engineering graduation project was
sponsored with 6000 JD by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD),
1000 JD by the Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF), and administered by the
King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB). The project was advised
by Dr. Nathir Rawashdeh, Head of Mechatronics Engineering Department, the student
team includes: Mr. Hudhaifa Jasim, Mr. Rakan Abu-Shanab, and Mr. Mahmoud