Electric Powered Jetski Public
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Jet Skis are recreational Personal Watercrafts (PWC), which have grown in popularity over the last decade. These are typically gas-powered and emit high amounts of toxic and potentially harmful hydrocarbons to species in lakes and waterways (Asplund, 2000). The Electric Jet Ski completely rids PWC’s of hydrocarbon emissions and is relatively safer for aquatic ecosystems while additionally offering a significant reduction in carbon footprint. The Electric Powered Jet Ski project is an ongoing multi-year effort with the goal of reengineering a 1997 Sea-Doo SPX jet ski to run on electric power at performance comparable to the current gas-powered Jet Ski market. As part of this overarching goal, this project offers the design and successful prototypes of the following components: 1- an electrical drive consisting of a DC brushed motor and controller, 2- battery management system, 3- operator gauges and drive monitoring system, and 4- throttle control. This report outlines the Requirements Engineering, Architecture, Design, and Prototype testing activities and the resulting artifacts developed for the project.
- This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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