Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Duckworth, R. James

Abstract

When a person falls off of a large ship, it takes several minutes to assemble a rescue team, during which the person may be lost forever. To maximize the likelihood of rescue, a GPS-based rescue system was designed that could be automatically deployed. This system includes a small, battery-powered victim locating unit, designed to be installed on lifejackets; a rescue vehicle, which autonomously navigates to the victim using GPS; and a mothership host system, which provides navigation vectors to steer the rescue vehicle to the victim and back to the mothership successfully.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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