Coke Boat Crackdown

Detection of unmanned, autonomous surface vessels


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Membership level
2021-2022 Team
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Team Name
Coke Boat Crackdown
Project Title
Detection of unmanned, autonomous surface vessels
Design Challenge
Since at least 2018, Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO’s) have used Unmanned Autonomous Surface Vessels (UASVs) to smuggle illegal narcotics across the Maritime Boundary Line (MBL) between Mexico and
the Southern California Coastline. In order to stop this form of smuggling, we will research and design a method to mimic and detect maritime smuggling capsules for use in white-hat exercises by the United States Coast Guard.
Date Updated
Monday, October 04, 2021
National Security Information Network;
United States Coast Guard, Sector San Diego
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  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Team Members

Award(s) and Recognition
2022 George R. Brown Engineering Design Showcase: Willy Revolution Award for Outstanding Innovation - 1st Place
Team Type
Collaborative Capstone Design

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Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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