The WHOI Jetyak: An autonomous surface vehicle for oceanographic research in shallow or dangerous waters

  title={The WHOI Jetyak: An autonomous surface vehicle for oceanographic research in shallow or dangerous waters},
  author={Peter W. Kimball and John Bailey and Sarah Das and Rocky Geyer and Trevor Harrison and Clayton Kunz and Kevin Manganini and Kenneth David Mankoff and Katie Samuelson and Thomas Sayre-McCord and Fiamma Straneo and Peter A. Traykovski and Hanumant Singh},
  journal={2014 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)},
This paper illustrates the components, capabilities, and some characteristic applications of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Jetyak - a small autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) designed for the collection of oceanographic data from shallow or dangerous waters. The Jetyak is the result of custom modifications to a Mokai jet-powered kayak, including an A-frame and sea chest for installation of instrumentation, servo-driven controls and an Ardupilot autopilot for autonomous operation, an… 

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