FarSounder has partnered with the University of Rhode Island ELECOMP Capstone Program. In the program, two students were matched with a local business’ to work on designing, building, programming, and testing solutions to real-world problems. The two senior-level engineering students working with FarSounder this past school year were Thomas Lott and Cole Boulanger.
These students were given the benefit of hands-on experience as they worked to apply theory from their studies and put it into practice. “I was drawn to work on this project because I was able to work with globally recognized experts in technology, says Cole Boulanger, URI student. This program has provided me with valuable experience earned through solving challenges outside of the classroom.”
FarSounder is always looking towards the future and by participating in this Capstone program, our team gains a fresh new look at their technology. At the same time, the students gain knowledge of how professionals work in the field of engineering and in their specific focus of study.
FarSounder, Inc. is a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the company has a global customer base of commercial, government, and private sector users. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. FarSounder’s product lines include its Ship Protection System, which followed years of both IR&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder Ship Protection System is for those owner/operators who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their passengers and crew. The system provides detection, classification, and alarms of underwater threats. Portside, platform, and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.