Stafford, Kenneth A.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Qualifying Project
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