Mako Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Project Mako is a venture undertaken by the University of Western Australia to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for entry into international underwater competitions. The project commenced in early 2004 and sought to begin development on mechanical, control, sonar, navigation, vision and communication systems for the vehicle. The 2004 team consisted of four final year students, Louis Gonzalez, Minh Nguyen, Daniel Lim and Evan Broadway, supervised by Thomas Braunl. Subsequent student teams have now worked on the Mako project and added to its mechanics, electronics, and software.




Thomas Bräunl, 2006