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Nov. 11th, 2008

03:40 am - Harbor Wing AUSV can sail itself

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Harbor Wing AUSV can sail itself

Autonomous seafaring vehicles may not be quite as common as unmanned land or air vehicles, but Harbor Wing Technologies looks to be doing its small part to change that, with it now apparently pretty far along in the development of its self-named Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (or AUSV). Among other things, it employs a specially-designed “WingSail” that can rotate a full 360 degrees to let the vessel maneuver efficiently upwind or downwind, and it uses a custom-made guidance system that can relay vital navigational and situational data to a “semi-portable” command station, which can apparently also be used to pilot the vessel in a pinch.

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From:nasu_dengaku
Date:November 11th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
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By the way, thanks for the series of interesting posts. I enjoyed it.
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From:crasch
Date:November 11th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Glad you liked 'em!
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