College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Dean Arakaki, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


This paper’s design focus is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) payload receiver system. An ROV is a remote control vehicle operated from a nearby position. This project’s ROV is an aerial vehicle flown by a crew of at least four operators. The ROV receiver is needed to The receiver system receives a 165 MHz collar beacon signal, upconverts the signal to 3.4 GHz, then transmits the 3.4 GHz signal to the ROV operator. The collar beacon signal indicates the location of a tracking collar placed on an animal, fishers in this instance. The transmitted signal is received by the ROV operator and indicates the beacon signal’s direction. The ROV is directed by the operator toward the beacon signal’s location. This improves animal tracking efficiency, saving hours. The result of the project is a transceiver system capable of receiving a signal from approximately 3,500 meters maximum range, processing the signal, and transmitting the signal a maximum 915 meters (1000 yards) back to the ROV operator. The maximum distance between the operator and ROV is 1000 yards due to remote control limitations.