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dc.contributor.author Alves, Jose Carlos
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Barry
dc.contributor.author Neal, Mark
dc.contributor.author Sauze, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-29T14:03:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-29T14:03:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-10
dc.identifier.citation Alves , J C , Thomas , B , Neal , M & Sauze , C 2009 , ' Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors ' pp. 23-30 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 124487
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3103
dc.identifier.uri http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~jca/wrsc/#conference en
dc.description Neal, M. , Sauze,C. , Thomas, B. and Alves, J. C. (2009) 'Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors', in proceedings of the 2nd IRSC , Matosinhos, Portugal, July 6th-12th 2009, pages 23-30. en
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
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof en
dc.title Technologies for Autonomous Sailing: Wings and Wind Sensors en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.contributor.institution Intelligent Robotics Group en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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