ECE Senior Design Team Competes, Wins at PEP 2021
August 23, 2021
The UK team, called “Energized Outboards,” took first place in the Manned Competition event.
A University of Kentucky senior design team consisting of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) students competed at Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) 2021 held July 21, 2021, at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland. The UK team, called “Energized Outboards,” took first place in the Manned Competition event.
"Energized Outboards" consists of Lucas Goss, Cameron Hunt, Tanner Palin and Landon Russell. After the competition, PEP organizers wrote the following:
“This Kentucky team was focused, innovative, and driven from Day 1. Not only did they claim first place on race day, they developed a truly cutting-edge design that can travel at speeds in 8 inches of water. During the race, many ASNE members marveled at the natural comfort Cameron Hunt displayed at the helm of this speedy craft. Cameron was dedicated to this craft and many of his personal materials connected the power system and craft together for this successful run. Lucas Goss is another great leader on this Kentucky team, it's clear his quiet confidence will serve him well as he provides more leadership in his professional endeavors. Tanner Palin's well-conceived hard work on the craft throughout the year ensured its successful race and innovative design. Landon Russell is the kind of engineer that we all hope to work with-effective, team player, and focused on the end goal. This team not only won this race but will continue to win at their next steps in the future. They worked together seamlessly and focused on their team goals despite all obstacles in their way.”
PEP for Small Craft is made possible by the generous support from the Office of Naval Research. UK ECE hopes to have two teams participate in PEP 2022.