Mayflower for autonomous intercontinental research trips

If you're traveling the Atlantic and you come across a ship without a crew, it won't be the Flying Dutchman. It will be called the Mayflower, and it will be one research ship (Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship or MARS). Mayflower

Αυτή τη στιγμή το Mayflower φέρεται να είναι στα σχέδια από το πανεπιστήμιο του Plymouth (θα χρησιμοποιεί αιολική και ηλιακή ) and will probably set sail from Plymouth, England in 2020. It should be noted that the researchers are still looking for funding.Autonomous Research Ship

Using one or both of its sails, Mayflower will be able to move autonomously at speeds up to 20 nodes (37 km / h). Its length will be 32,5 meters.

The days it won't exist , will be powered by its electric motor and will hit 12,5 knots (23 km/h).

The solar cells will be able to produce enough current to be more than enough. Some of these cells will be in a collapsible wing, which will only open under conditions of absolute lull.

Navigation will be done through a system that combines GPS along with a collision avoidance technology.

According to the design company MSubs:

"The goal is to build one or more payload bays, like a space shuttle, that will house a wide range of equipment for various researches . "

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"It is equally important to conduct research on renewable energy sources and propulsion systems for marine vessels, research on software with automated and autonomous functions, advanced satellite communications, and cooperative behavior between automated and autonomous systems that will operate below, and over the water at the same time. ”

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