FASt - an autonomous sailing platform for oceanographic missions

  title={FASt - an autonomous sailing platform for oceanographic missions},
  author={Jailson do C. Alves and N. A. Cruz},
  journal={OCEANS 2008},
Sailing has been for long times the only means of ship propulsion at sea. Although the performance of a sailing vessel is well below the present power driven ships, either in terms of navigation speed and predictability, wind energy is absolutely renewable, clean and free. Unmanned autonomous sailing boats may exhibit a virtually unlimited autonomy and be able to perform unassisted missions at sea for long periods of time. Promising applications include oceanographic and weather data collecting… CONTINUE READING
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