Tuesday, August 12, 2008
EngineeringTV has got a pretty extensive video about an ASUV or Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle called the Harbor Wing. Basically like UAV of the sea, the ASUV has a unique winged sail that rotates 360 degrees for great maneuverability with no reefing or stowing of sails and wings work even better up wind than down. Designed for civilian work the Harbor Wing sail allows it to do long range surveillance, sampling, and monitor missions like monitoring of sea life with almost no maintenance. The catamaran also has a battery powered propulsion system that is charged by onboard solar cells and kicks in when the winds are below 5 knots. Crap this thing would be great just to have a personal sail boat. Where can I get mine?!
More details info at Harborwingtech.com and more videos at EngineeringTV.com
Posted by glowplug at 11:52 AM