The 2020/2021 team have outlined 4 key objectives to improve the Warwick Sub:
- Design, test and implement propulsion technologies, with particular focus on the propeller hydrodynamics and gearing design systems, including identification and control of inefficiencies in the drive train.
- Analyse current safety systems of the submarine and implement an electromagnetic hatch system to enable the pilot to efficiently exit the submarine. This will be incorporated as part of a safety buoy deployment system.
- Test and integrate a pre-existing electronic steering system into the submarine, ensuring the system can be easily interchanged with mechanical alternatives, is waterproof and operational at required racing depths of approximately 6 metres.
- Manufacture an improved hull design, reconsidering the exterior aesthetics of the submarine in accordance with newly revised ISR rules regarding the visibility of the submarine, additional lighting, a new branding appearance and more fluid dynamic features.