Operating a remotely controlled yacht at very large distances

Gibson, T.D. and Wilson, P.A. (2008) Operating a remotely controlled yacht at very large distances. In, ATMA - ASSS 2008 International Autonomous Surface Ship Symposium, Paris, France, 02 - 04 Jun 2008. Paris, France, 12pp, 30-36.


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The goal of this project is to be able to produce a fully unmanned autonomous sailing vessel capable of circumnavigating the island of Corsica, with no direct human involvement. To this end all aspects of such a circumnavigation by a conventionally crewed sailing yacht must be automated. The vessel must safely pilot between waypoints in the navigational plan, avoiding any hazards on route, whilst avoiding, as necessary, any other shipping. It must automatically derive its motive function from the actions of wind over sails and, for the purposes of safety and reliability, monitor the integrity and operational capability of its own systems. This paper addresses aspects associated with all these facets of the design and implementation of this ambitious project goal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Keywords: autonomous, surface ship, control
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 51071
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2 June 2008Published
24 April 2008Submitted
Date Deposited: 08 May 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:29
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/51071

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