ITS Campus, ITS News – The contingent team from the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) in the field of roboboat research and development made another achievement in the 2021 National Unmanned Fast Boat Contest (KKCTBN) which was held at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), 21 – 23 October 2021. In an annual national-scale competition, In this case, the ITS team managed to win nine championships in five different categories.
At this prestigious event organized by the National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek), eight ITS teams came out as champions in several categories. In the Autonomous Submarine Design category competition, the first winner was won by the ITS Nawasena team, and the third winner was won by the ITS Banyubramanta team and the ITS DNA Osten team won the first place winner.
For the Coastal Patrol Ship Design competition category, the Nawasena team again won first place, and the ITS DNA Hydrone team won second place. In the Autonomous Highway Patrol Ship Design competition category, the Nawasena team was the second winner. While in the poster category competition, the Nawasena team again managed to come out as the first winner.
Furthermore, for the Patrol Ship Prototype Construction and Performance category (Fuel Engine Remote Control / FERC), the ITS Barunastra team succeeded as the third winner. In the Construction and Performance of the Prototype of the High Seas Patrol Vessel (Electric Remote Control/ERC) category, the DNA Hydrone team came out as the first runner-up. Finally, the Barunastra team managed to get an award in the FERC Ship Fun Battle category.
The 2021 KKCTBN event itself carries the theme of Maritime Innovation Through Digital Technology to Support Defense Independence and National Security. Unlike the previous year, the concept of this race is related to the technological innovation of military ships, prototypes of torpedo weaponry, and missiles.
The General Manager (GM) of the ITS Nawasena Team, Anak Agung Madya Kusuma Dewa, revealed that the team’s preparations had been carried out since June 2021. Things to be prepared include full-paper work, poster work, and practice of the final presentation. “Although we have to work together over long distances, it’s not a big obstacle for the team (Nawasena, ed),” said the student from the Department of Marine Engineering.
The young man familiarly called Madya also said that the Nawasena team had experienced several problems assessing ship maneuvering and making animated videos for presentation needs. “We have quite a lot of time so that we can handle this problem well,” he said.
On the same occasion, the GM of the ITS Barunastra Team, Andreas Raja Goklas Sitorus, also said that the preparation of the Barunastra Team took approximately six months. Trials were carried out, starting from collecting research and prototype designs for proposals, making progress reports, and developing strategies to complete each mission in each competition category.
Andreas added that the Barunastra team also faced several technical obstacles such as the ship’s hull that had a leak, electronic components exposed to water, the situation when the ship suddenly lost control, and obstacles in determining the accuracy of other engines. “Everything can be handled well thanks to the unyielding spirit and teamwork,” he said gratefully.
Furthermore, the GM of the ITS Banyubramanta team, Afrizal Pradana Firmansyah, explained that his team has been making preparations since May 2021. The trials carried out were researched on submarines used in the defense and security sector, design descriptions and calculations of submarine parts, report writing, and presentation preparation.
According to the student who is often called Ichang, the biggest obstacle experienced during preparation was communicating remotely during the pandemic. In addition, it isn’t easy to find detailed information on the specifications of submarines that are suitable for use in the defense and security sector. “We were able to overcome these obstacles well and also could not be separated from the help of our supervisors,” said this student from the Electrical Engineering Department.
Finally, the representative of the ITS KKCTBN team coach, Dr. Rudy Dikairono ST MT, congratulated the entire ITS team who had sacrificed their time and energy in this competition. This Electrical Engineering Department lecturer also expressed his gratitude to all the supervisors and ITS parties who provided support. “Hopefully, Indonesian teams will be able to spread their wings to the international arena,” he concluded optimistically. (ITS Public Relation)
Reporter: Frecia Elrivia Mardianto
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