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The Cyberdeck, as the strategic mission control for the UHAB underwater pilot project, is not just a communication relay but a vital monitoring system. Its pivotal role extends to interfacing with 'Ravens,' the designated sensor packs within the underwater habitat. These sophisticated sensors are the habitat's senses, continually scanning and reporting on critical environmental parameters like oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and temperature, ensuring real-time situational awareness and safety.

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The Cyberdeck's 15-inch touchscreen, powered by the LattePanda Delta from DFRobot, serves as the user interface to process and display this vital data, while its robust build includes waterproof connections capable of withstanding the aquatic environment. The onboard Anker conference speaker maintains open communication channels, and the dual PSU configuration manages both external and internal power requirements. Its LTE router not only provides internet connectivity but also ensures a seamless network with the habitat's internal systems, making the Cyberdeck an indispensable tool for mission success.

Powered by a LattePanda Delta from DFRobot, running PopOS with a suite of Docker container services including our Habitat operating system - ODIN.

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Power and connectivity

Powered by Shore AC, backup up by a Anker PowerHouse 767, the CyberDeck converts to 12VDC and 24VDC for the UHAB's electrical systems. In locations where wired internet is inaccessible, the Cyberdeck stays connected with an embedded 4G router, ensuring uninterrupted data transmission and operational command.

Design & Assembly

The Cyberdeck is crafted using 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC-machining. The Cyberdeck's design ethos marries functionality with ruggedness, crafted to endure the rigors of any environment while providing an intuitive user experience.

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UHAB mission

The UHAB mission represented a bold venture into the depths, a quest to create an underwater habitat that could simulate the isolated conditions of space for astronaut training. By emulating the challenges of extraterrestrial living, UHAB provided invaluable insights into human endurance and the intricacies of life support systems, all within the embrace of Earth's own aquatic frontiers. This project not only pushed the boundaries of human adaptability but also served as a critical stepping stone in preparation for the future of space exploration.

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cyberdeck'S ROLE IN THE uhab MISSION

In the UHAB mission, the Cyberdeck served as a lifeline, delivering not only critical command and control functions but also supplying the power essential for the habitat's operations. It ensured a stable and reliable energy source to the underwater domain, powering life support systems, lighting, and communication devices. It functioned as the primary interface for monitoring habitat conditions, managing life support systems, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the crew. Equipped with a suite of sensors and communication tools, the Cyberdeck provided real-time data and video feeds, enabling swift decision-making and effective management of the habitat's internal environment, vital for the success of the UHAB mission.

Image of Cyberdeck in use by mission control during the Uhab mission