Robotic Sailing 2013, 2013 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319022768
  • ISBN-13: 9783319022765
  • DDC: 629.892
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 149 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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An autonomous sailboat robot is a boat that only uses the wind on its sail as propelling force, without remote control or human assistance to achieve its mission. This involves autonomy in energy (using batteries, solar panels, turbines...), sensor data processing (compass, GPS, wind sensor...), actuators control (rudder and sail angle control...) and decision making (embedded computer with adequate algorithms). Although robotic sailing is a relatively new field of research, several applications exist for this type of robots: oceanographic and hydrographic research, maritime environment monitoring, meteorology, harbor safety, assistance and rescue in dangerous areas... Over the last decade, several events such as the Microtransat challenge, the WRSC/IRSC and SailBot have been set up to stimulate research and development around robotic sailing. These proceedings cover the current and future academic and technology challenges raised by the development of autonomous sailboat robots presented at the WRSC/IRSC (World Robotic Sailing Championship/International Robotic Sailing Conference) 2013, in Brest, France, 2-6 September 2013.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hardware Design.
2: Marius: A Sailbot for Sea-Sailing.
3: Development of a Low-Budget Robotic Sailboat.
4: Vaimos: Realization of an Autonomous Robotic Sailboat.
5: An Arduino Compatible CAN Bus Architecture for Sailing Applications.
6: Energy and Power Management Strategies.
7: Development of ARRTOO: A Long-Endurance, Hybrid-Powered, Oceanographic Research Vessel.
8: An Embedded Low-Power Control System for Autonomous Sailboats.
9: Sailboat as a Windmill.
10: Modeling, Simulation, Control, and Stability Analysis.
11: Modeling and Control Design of a Robotic Sailboat.
12: Transverse Stability Problems of Small Autonomous Sailing Vessels.
13: High Level Control Architectures and Algorithms.
14: Multi-agents Decision Making Conceptor Multi-missions Applications in MarineEnvironments.
15: MPL—A Mission Planning Language for Autonomous Surface Vehicles.
Author Index.