Implementation of GPS based trajectory control of an autonomous sailboat
Author(s)Wirekoh, Jackson O
Implementation of Global Positioning System based trajectory control of an autonomous sailboat
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
John J. Leonard.
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Autonomous robotic systems are increasingly becoming a major component of modern society. In order to gain a better understanding of the capabilities of these autonomous systems, experimentation was conducted using a miniature robotic sailboat. GPS based trajectory control was implemented on this system to test the ability of the sailboat to travel to desired locations when placed in different starting positions. Ultimately, the sailboat was able to travel the desired 30 feet in the shortest amount of time when it began with its angle heading projected towards the desired location without any obstacles to avoid.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 10).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology