Note: This content is accessible to all versions of every browser. However, this browser does not seem to support current Web standards, preventing the display of our site's design details.

  

Development of an Autonomous Model Trimaran

Author(s):

S. Rüdt
Conference/Journal:

Master Thesis, SS16 (10518)
Abstract:

Autonomous vehicles are slowly becoming a part in our daily lives. Sailboats require little energy to travel and therefore could potentially be deployed for long term autonomous missions.

The goal of this project is to set up a new hardware platform that can sail autonomously. A model trimaran has been equipped with sensors that enable it to collect all the data required by the high and low level controllers to sail autonomously. In particular, suitable sensors have been built to measure wind speed and direction. An Extended Kalman Filter has been developed based on the boats dynamics, in order to estimate relevant wind information.

During several experiments on the lake of Zurich the new hard- and software setup has been tested and evaluated.

Supervisors: Marcello Colombino, Henrik Hesse, Roy Smith

Year:

2016
Type of Publication:

(12)Diploma/Master Thesis
Supervisor:



File Download:

Request a copy of this publication.
(Uses JavaScript)
% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@PhdThesis { Xxx:2016:IFA_5492
}
Permanent link