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Android Device Operated Hovercraft


Ashish Pandey , MIT College of Engineering; Abhishek Tripathi, MIT College of Engineering; Nitish Kumar, MIT College of Engineering


Android application, Bluetooth module, motors, relays


A hovercraft vehicle is a non-wheeled vehicle that can float over land as well as water easily with high performance fans and aerodynamic design. We propose here an advanced air cushion vehicle that uses high rpm engines that are connected to an avr family microcontroller to achieve desired functionality. The engine underneath the hovercraft rotates at a very high speed, which makes it possible to create a force sufficient to float it on the surface, thus reducing friction below the minimum. Then we use the motor propeller attached behind it to push the air cushion vehicle forward. Now we must also use a servo motor attached to the Hovercraft rudder, which helps the air cushion vehicle to move in desired directions by bending the air at the exact angles. The system cooperates to travel during the continuous management of servo and propeller motor to propel the air cushion vehicle as desired. Now, to control the air cushion vehicle, we use an Android application here. The Android application sends motion commands to the hovercraft circuit. The circuit consists of a Bluetooth receiver to receive and process these commands. The commands received by the receiver are now processed by the microcontroller and then operate all three motors according to the user's request.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I20568
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 465-467

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