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Title: An embedded low-power control system for autonomous sailboats
Authors: Cabrera Gámez, Jorge 
Ramos de Miguel, A.
Domínguez Brito, Antonio Carlos 
Hernández Sosa, José Daniel 
Isern González, José 
Fernández Perdomo,Enrique 
UNESCO Clasification: 120304 Inteligencia artificial
120314 Sistemas de control del entorno
120325 Diseño de sistemas sensores
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Conference: 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference (World Robotic Sailing Championship/International Robotic Sailing Conference, WRSC/IRSC) 
Abstract: This work presents a small and affordable autonomous sailboat platform designed to be transported and operated by one or two people without any special means. The sailboat is based on a RC One Meter class vessel equipped with a low power 8-bit microcontroller board and a set of navigation sensors (compass, GPS, wind vane, ...) and a 868 MHz RF module. It has been designed to serve as a low cost replicable testbed platform for research in autonomous sailing. The embedded control system makes the sailboat completely autonomous to sail a route determined as a sequence of waypoints, adapting its sailing point dynamically to wind conditions. The control system is completed with an off-board base station that permits to monitor and control the boat or defining a new route. The system is characterized by its long autonomy and robustness in case of communication failures.
ISBN: 978-3-319-02275-8
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02276-5_6
Source: Robotic Sailing 2013: Proceedings of the 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference / Bars F., Jaulin L. (eds), p. 67-79
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