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Rookie Team (2022-23)

Our Rookie Season

In August 2022, our team looked into starting a driverless team that would develop autonomous driving software to control an autonomous vehicle (called the ADS-DV) in the FS-AI Class of the Formula Student competition. With recruitment in September, the team quickly got underway, and by spring 2023 were ready to test on the ADS-DV for the first time. Despite many unforeseen setbacks, the team consistently overcame them. This determination was on display for all to see at the competition in July, where stormy weather had a huge impact on the results - with the team eventually placing an outstanding 4th, just 1.3 points off of the podium! 

 

On the technical side, the team initially targeted entering both the Formula Student and Concept Classes to help develop the Junior Engineers' skills as there was a big knowledge gap that needed to be bridged in order for the team to be able to continue development in future years. This approach worked well, with the Junior Engineers developing an updated concept and learning key engineering design skills in Solidworks whilst being mentored by the Senior Engineers. At the same time, the Senior Engineers were working around the clock to bring the NV1 project to life. Unfortunately, late manufacturing issues impacted the development so the team was forced to change approach, entering with NV1 as a Concept Class. The focus then was to ensure the future team (2023-24) would be well prepared - making the most of their time at Silverstone to talk to judges, scrutineers, and other teams in order to evaluate the technical direction of the project.

Achievements - FSUK 2023 (Silverstone Circuit) 

Concept Class

  • Overall: 24 / 36

    • BPP: 20th

    • Engineering Design: =27th

    • Cost & Manufacturing: 23rd

    • Lap Time Simulation: DNA

FS-AI Class (DDT)

  • Overall: 4 / 19

  • Statics:​
    • BPP: 11th

    • Real World AI: 4th

    • Autonomous Design: 11th

    • Simulation Development: 4th

  • Dynamics:

    • Acceleration: DNA​

    • Skid Pad: DNA

    • Sprint: DNF

    • Track Drive: 3rd

Technical Specifications

General

Weight

Length

Width

Height

250 kg

3140 mm

1702 mm

1293 mm

Chassis

Steel tubular space frame

Foam crash nose

Powertrain

Engine

Exhaust

Fuel System

Differential

Driveshafts

2002 Honda CBR600F S

Modified CBR600F S exhaust

Student designed

Drexler limited slip differential

Drexler driveshafts connected with custom driveshaft ends

Suspension

Type

Trackwidth

Wheelbase

Wheels

Tires

Brakes

Unequal double wishbone, Front and Rear push-rod actuated Tanner Vision Quarter Midget Shock

Front 1472 mm

Rear 1472 mm

1700 mm

13" Aluminum OZ Racing

20.5x7-13 R20 Hoosier

Front and Rear double piston callipers, custom brake discs

Autonomous Systems

Platform

Compute

Sensors

Cone Detection

Localisation & Mapping

Path Planning

Vehicle Control & Interface

IMechE ADS-DV

Incar PC, NVIDIA Jetson Orin

ZED 2i Stereo Camera

Custom algorithms

Not currently implemented

Midpoints

Interface through FS-API

Team Members

Management
Lucas Touw - Team Principal Roberto Mihalkov - Chief Engineer Lewis Kaye - Driverless Lead Peter Eribo - Project Manager Cameron Davidson - Finance Manager Danny M. - Operations Manager Keir Bailey - PR & Marketing Manager Patrick Horne - Wellbeing Officer
Technical

Roberto Mihalkov Szymon Szatkowski Patrick Horne Pau Lucas-Pujol Harrison Brown Luke Dempster Ian MacDonald Patrick R. Liam L. Joel Gillespie James Rendall Marcel Woroniecki Matthew Lennox Alasdair Nisbit Thomas Sansom Jason Stebbing Ross Stewart Fraser Mathieson Matthew O'Donnell Luke Y. Maxwell Eastland

Driverless

Lewis Kaye Lee Beaver Julia Swietochowska Maria Bahna Stephen Messer Miguel Garcia Hernandez Alexander G. Alex H. Rohail MacDougall Ahmad Cameron Liddell Daniel Bell Kristijian Segulja Laszlo Tarkanyi Mate Nemeth Andrej Legen Matthew Skilling Shaun Lancashire

Finance & Sponsorship

Cameron Davidson Peter Boniface Lukas Folsche Fraser Adair Fin Davidson

Operations

Danny M. Moritz Wilhelm Joanne Short Keir Mackintosh

PR & Marketing

Keir Bailey Georgia Miller Teriza Parley Ben Lunney Nyasha Kunze Andrew Harrow Mitchell Walls Matthew G.

Sim Racing Team

1. Ian MacDonald 2. Luke Dempster 3. Matthew O'Donnell 4. Maxwell Eastland

Faculty Advisors

Mr. Norman Harris Dr Savvas Papadopoulos Dr Valerio Giuffrida Dr Stefano Cherubin

OUR 2022 - 2023 PARTNERS

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