Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-14

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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