Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

The goal of this Major Qualifying Project, or MQP, is to create an autonomous sailboat, known as ”The Wide Awake”, that builds upon lessons learned from previous WPI Sailbot projects. The team used the International Robotics Sailing Regatta (IRSR) rules to guide the creation of the boat for the 2019 competition. These guidelines included, but were not limited to, the following challenges: precision navigation, fleet race, and endurance. The final products of this MQP were a more mechanically and technically reliable boat, a better navigation system, and a user-friendly guide on how to run and manage ”The Wide Awake”.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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