The ship Mayflower with the autopilot independently cross the Atlantic ocean
20.08.2015 [11:56] Sergey Karasev
In 2020, the project participants Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS) plan to send a swimming robot fully servandae the ship, which will cross the Atlantic ocean.
The ship was named the Mayflower is not accidental. Such was the name of a British merchant ship (the type which is most often defined as the Galleon), on which the British, who founded one of the first British settlements in North America, in 1620, crossed the Atlantic ocean.
Modern robotic Mayflower ship is a trimaran is a ship with three connected in the upper part of parallel corpora. Typically, these ships have high stability and good sea keeping qualities.
Mayflower has a length of 32.5 meters and the width is 16.8 meters. Maximum speed of 37 km/h. to Move the ship will be at the expense of wind and solar energy, supply of electric motors.
On Board will be available advanced navigation system and electronics, helping to avoid collisions with obstacles and other ships.
During the voyage the ship will collect various scientific data. On crossing the Atlantic ocean is expected to take 7 to 10 days.