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Title: A-TIRMA: A small autonomous sailboat
Authors: Ramos de Miguel, Ángel 
Director: Cabrera Gámez, Jorge
Domínguez-Brito, Antonio C.
UNESCO Clasification: 120304 Inteligencia artificial
Keywords: Autonomous
Sailboat
ASV
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: [EN] This master thesis describes the development of the A-TIRMA, an au- tonomous sailboat based on an One Meter Class RC vessel. The A-Tirma navigates autonomously with no human intervention except for establishing the route it will follow. One of the distinctive features of sailing robots is that they constitute really interesting operative platforms for monitoring and data sampling in aquatic environments, mainly due to its low power consumption requirements which allows them great operative autonomy. In addition, in the case of A-TIRMA, it is also easily deployable due to its small size and weight. The control system of A-TIRMA consists of two main parts: a base sta- tion and the sailboat. From the base station (a notebook) we can command straightly the sailboat’s sails and rudder remotely in RC (Remote Control) mode using a wireless link. In autonomous mode, we can make the boat to follow autonomously a route, which is a list of waypoints specified on a Google Maps interface. The boat is endowed with an embedded on board system, which, in autonomous mode, bases its operation in an autonomous fuzzy-logic based navigation algorithm for controlling the boat’s sails and rudder, in order to navigate autonomously following the route of waypoints specified from the base station. During its development we have made in- tensive sea trials to check the operational capabilites of A-TIRMA and its control system at sea, and its autonomy in terms of power consumption and operative endurance.
Description: Máster Universitario en Sistemas Inteligentes y Aplicaciones Numéricas en Ingeniería (SIANI)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10579
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