All-Terrain Ground Vehicle
This experimental robot built by SKA utilizes a custom tank-style drivetrain. It can tow or mount 300 lbs of payload and can traverse pavement, snow, mud, dirt, and more. This modular machine can be quickly modified to perform a diverse array of tasks.
To ensure further reliability, SKA’s all-terrain unmanned ground vehicle is engineered to be resistant to moisture, heat, vibration, and debris. It can operate autonomously, remote controlled, or manned.
The image to the right shows the rear of the vehicle. Here the upper “accessory deck” is unmounted. The vehicle can drive upside-down in this configuration. This ability to run inverted increases the probability of mission success in scenarios when top-mounted equipment is not required.
This fully autonomous catamaran was originally deployed to the Gulf of Mexico. It has since been used to take water samples in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. SKA designed and fabricated the boat’s hulls and drive systems. The hull is 10 feet long and it is made from stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and Kevlar. Partially flooded brushless drive systems allow the craft to zip along the water while eliminating the need for seals.
SKA has designed and built a plug-and-play module to collect and communicate experimental data. The module receives data via serial and communicates it to the cloud. Uploaded data can be converted into email, text message (SMS), or spreadsheet format(s). Originally developed for Rorus Inc. to report test data for water filters, SKA’s WiFi module has broad application potential. This includes:
- SMS messaging when a sensor reaches a certain threshold.
- Informing researchers of results via email.
- Providing spreadsheets of data for later analysis.
SKA’s WiFi communications module catalyzes your research by making collected data super-accessible.
Custom Lighting for SpaceX
SKA led a six-person team to rapidly design, build and install custom accent lighting for the Terminator-themed SpaceX corporate data center. Different aisles can be remotely set to glow in different colors. The result is a stunning and functional work environment for the SpaceX team.
Underwater Data Collection System