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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 At ATMA - ASSS 2008 International Autonomous Surface Ship Symposium. 02 - 04 Jun 2008. 12 pp, pp. 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.

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Submitted date: 24 April 2008
Published date: 2 June 2008
Venue - Dates: ATMA - ASSS 2008 International Autonomous Surface Ship Symposium, 2008-06-02 - 2008-06-04
Keywords: autonomous, surface ship, control
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 May 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:49

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