Michalson, William R.
The goal of this project was to improve in major ways upon the autonomous robotic sailboat known as the “The Wide Awake.” Using the rules of the International Robotic Sailing Regatta as a guide, the team improved the boat’s mechanical, electrical, and software performance and reliability by improving upon the systems that were already in place from previous years as well as devising new solutions to existing problems. The focus of this year’s MQP was to implement reliable RC control and to pave the way for the implementation of autonomous operation in future years.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering