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dc.contributor.author Jose Carlos en_US
dc.contributor.author Barry Malcolm en_US
dc.contributor.author Mark en_US
dc.contributor.author Colin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-29T14:03:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-29T14:03:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Alves , J C , Thomas , B M , Neal , M & Sauze , C 2009 , ' Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors ' pp. 23-30 . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 124487 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3103 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3103
dc.description.abstract The current generation of sailing robots require a small number of essential components in order to function successfully. These include some kind of sail and a device for de- tecting the direction of the wind, in order to ensure that the angle of attack of the sail is suitable for the course to be sailed. These two devices present some of the most difficult engineering and control system challenges in building sailing robots. This paper summarises a number of experimental designs and approaches to the construction of these components. In particular a number of wingsail construction and control techniques are presented as well as designs for mechanical and ultrasonic wind direction sensors. All of the devices presented have been built and tested by the authors. Commentary on the performance and interaction of the devices is also presented. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof en_US
dc.title Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Intelligent Robotics Group en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Computer Science en_US


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