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Airfoil Section Design and Configuration Analysis of a Free-Rotating Wing-Sail for an Autonomous Marine Surface Vehicle

  title={Airfoil Section Design and Configuration Analysis of a Free-Rotating Wing-Sail for an Autonomous Marine Surface Vehicle},
  author={G. Elkaim},
The Atlantis Project is a wing-based sailing vessel, based on a Prindle-19 catamaran, that has demonstrated line following to an accuracy of better than 0.3 meters. This paper details both the design of the wing section and the configuration analysis for a free-rotating, aerodynamically actuated wing-sail that is used as the propulsion system for the Altantis project. Based on numerical analysis using PANDA and XFOIL of the low Reynolds number performance, a symmetric section with a small… Expand
Development and Preliminary Experimental Validation of a Wind- and Solar-Powered Autonomous Surface Vehicle
The design and initial testing of a wind- and solar-powered (WASP) autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) are presented. The concept vehicle is a 4.2-m length overall monohull keelboat powered by a rigidExpand
An Energy Scavenging Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Littoral Surveillance
Off shore tests have shown the vehicle to be capable of tracking patrol segments to better than 2 meters, with line acquisition and segment transitions taking 50-100 meters to complete. Expand
Design of a wing sail catamaran for passenger transport (structural analysis)
L´objectiu d´aquest projecte es seguir les diferents etapes durant el proces de disseny d´una embarcacio. Com a fets diferencials del projecte esta el proposit de dissenyar una embarcacio multicascExpand


A Fundamental Comparison of Canard and Conventional Configurations
. . when the corresponding surface a.c.'s are aft of the e.g. We also need a system CL based upon total area and CM based upon some mean chord c. The stability and balance relations are thenExpand
Nonlinear maneuvering and control of ships
  • R. Skjetne, T. Fossen
  • Engineering
  • MTS/IEEE Oceans 2001. An Ocean Odyssey. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.01CH37295)
  • 2001
We address the problem of maneuvering ships onto curves or paths in the plane. To do this, we introduce the Serret-Frenet equations and show how these fit the scope for control design with 3Expand
A Nonlinear Unified State-Space Model for Ship Maneuvering and Control in a Seaway
  • T. Fossen
  • Computer Science
  • Int. J. Bifurc. Chaos
  • 2005
This article presents a unified state-space model for ship maneuvering, station-keeping, and control in a seaway by separating the vessel model into a low-frequency model and a wave- frequencies model, which is commonly used for simulation. Expand
The elements of aerofoil and airscrew theory
1. Introduction 2. Bernoulli's equation 3. The stream function 4. Circulation and vorticity 5. The velocity potential and the potential function 6. The transformation of a circle into an aerofoil 7.Expand
Path Following for Autonomous Marine Craft
Abstract A new methodology is proposed for the design of path following systems for autonomous marine craft in the presence of constant but unknown currents. Convergence to reference paths isExpand
Tracking control of an underactuated ship
A simple state-feedback control law is developed and proved to render the tracking error dynamics globally K- exponentially stable. Expand
Robotic ocean vehicles for marine science applications: the European ASIMOV project
  • A. Pascoal, P. Oliveira, +20 authors P. Dando
  • Engineering
  • OCEANS 2000 MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37158)
  • 2000
The key objective of the ASIMOV project is the development and integration of advanced technological systems to achieve coordinated operation of an Autonomous Surface Craft (ASC) and an AutonomousExpand
Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of flight , Fundamentals of flight , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و اطلاع رسانی کشاورزی
Dynamic Simulation and Control of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle
  • Dynamic Simulation and Control of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle
  • 2003