Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

This project addressed the problem of rescuing people who have fallen overboard at sea. The large amount of time it takes for a vessel to turn around puts a man overboard in great risk. To solve this problem, a robotic rescue boat was developed with support from systems for the vessel and victim that autonomously help pilot the rescue boat via GPS, a magnetic compass, and a project specific terminal location system. The same system also supports the return of the victim to the vessel.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

ECE

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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