The MHL is located on the first floor of West Hall on main campus. It consists of the main model basin, a low turbulence free surface water channel, a gravity-capillary water wave tank, a propeller tunnel for student use, and a two-dimensional gravity wave tank. The MHL is used in several group courses and for individual directed studies.
The MRELab is dedicated to developing technology to harness the abundant, clean, and renewable marine energy in an environmentally sustainable way and at a competitive cost. The current focus of the MRELab is to study the underlying science of the VIVACE Converter, which was invented in the MRELab (three patents pending) to harness the hydrokinetic energy of ocean/river currents/tides.
The Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PeRL) at the University of Michigan studies problems related to autonomous navigation and mapping for mobile robots in a priori unknown environments with a directed focus on computer vision techniques for perceptual sensing.
Undergraduate Marine Design Laboratory (UGMDL)
This facility provides team-based work areas, computers and domain specific software resources to the department and its students. The lab also supports software workshops, design project reviews and presentations, and graduate research as well as playing an important role in the department’s research activities.