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Human Powered Submarine

Human-powered submarines are underwater vessels that are driven solely by the power of a human pilot. The Foundation for Underwater Research and Education (FURE) has put on the International Submarine Races (ISR) for several years. In the past, teams from around the world have traveled to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division to compete and race with their human-powered submarine designs. With an in-person event not possible this year, a virtual event (vISR) will be taking place instead. The Human Powered Submarine team set out to tackle specific design problems related to the hull, drivetrain, and propulsion system of a human-powered submarine in the spirit of the virtual event guidelines.

Please visit this link to view our project video:

Drivetrain and propulsion assembly mounted for testing.

Interactive Models

Below is an interactive model of the submarine with half of the hull removed to provide easy viewing of the drivetrain and propulsion components.

Below is an interactive model of the full exterior of the submarine.

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