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Alex Dzengeleski University of New Hampshire
Jarrett Linowes University of New Hampshire
Nathaniel Cordova University of New Hampshire
Gerald Rosati University of New Hampshire
Loker Xu University of New Hampshire
Jiaqing Ye University of New Hampshire
Sathya Muthukkumar University of New Hampshire
Alex Sarassin University of New Hampshire
Shaun Hespelein University of New Hampshire
Sayward Allen University of New Hampshire
UNH ROV is an interdisciplinary engineering team focused on designing, fabricating, and competing with an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). UNH ROV pairs as a senior design project and a student organization while also supporting graduate level research. The design incorporates a high degree of modularity by accounting for constraints defined by the international MATE ROV Competition as well as PhD research specifications involving autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) control. The MATE ROV Competition features 3 missions which have unique objectives relating to an arctic theme, while the research involves using an optical feedback system for pose control of multiple UUVs. Each part of the design is conceived using 3D modeling software, analyzed using finite element simulation packages, and verified through a prototyping and testing process. UNH ROV also focuses on maintaining a diverse team of freshman to graduate level students to maximize innovative and creative design. By using cutting-edge methods in team dynamics, analytic tools, and engineering design, UNH ROV is able to maintain continued success in developing underwater robotic systems used for multiple different platforms for research and competition.


Available from the National Sea Grant Library (use NHU number to search) or NH Sea Grant


  • UNH ROV (2015). Jarrett Linowes, Nathaniel Cordova, Gerald Rosati, Loker Xu, Jiaqing Ye, Sathya Muthukkumar, Alex Sarassin, Shaun Hespelein, Sayward Allen and Alex Dzengeleski.