Purigen Case Study

DiscoFish
This year’s additions of autonomous design, drive-by-wire capabilities, and the snazzy new tail worked beautifully. We also made some significant infrastructure upgrades such as adding dually wheels. While not as flashy, these modifications improved the load rating and reliability of the Fish.
Oliver King Smith
After nearly 10 years with Nuvation, the list of things Oliver King-Smith is known for is pretty long: homemade wine, crazy colorful socks, his PhD in mathematics, a fondness for fine dining, having his computer monitor set to 10x zoom so he can actually see it…
Nuvation FAQ
In our last post, we discussed the Initial Design Engagement. During the first phase of a client project, we gather requirements, create design descriptions, prepare the Acceptance Test Plan and the Project Work Plan. Here are some common questions clients ask us about the process.
Drive-by-Wire
Once autonomous driving was up and running we decided to also implement drive-by-wire, so that a person could also drive the Fish by remote control. The drive-by-wire design uses a Spektrum DX7s 2.4GHz transmitter and an AR8000 8-Channel DSMX receiver.
Design Prototype
Often companies think that once the product is designed and prototyped (5-10 units), all that remains is a ramp up in volume to production. To ramp up production, however, an electronic manufacturing services provider (EMS, or Contract Manufacturer), needs to “build to print”.
Power Supply Design
Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows AC power distribution to operate at its maximum efficiency. A power factor corrected load appears resistive to its source. This implies that the input current must differ from the sinusoidal source voltage by only a scaling factor.