During my spring semester Junior year in College, I took the semester off to live and work in Australia. An alum was gracious enough to hire me as a research assistant at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics. I worked on an autonomous submersible robot that was built by the researchers to study changes in the oceans and reefs.
In that role, I designed a deep water housing for an antenna cluster. The housing was meant to replace a make-shift antenna mount that was not certified at depth. On top of the housing is a glass sphere that allows visual indicators and line of sight communication.