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PlanetSolar heading out into uncharted technical waters. The theory was in place, but nobody knew if this solar powered boat could make it. But they did! The solar panel area on this ship was increased with solar panels on rollers, pulled out by the crew using winches. The Elizabeth Swann uses robotics and hydraulics to move solar wings that automatically track the sun, and fold away in storm conditions.

 

 

WP3. PLATFORM BUILD

Construction of the test-bed platform (vessel) at full scale, 44 - 54 meter hull, working with and providing support to our specialist ship builder, with updates (as may be applicable) to other members of the build Team.

 

Construction of the wind turbine mast(s).

 

Construction of the Solar Wings.

Installation of the energy harvesting apparatus (solar and wind) on the platform, including hydraulics.

Installation of thrusters, storage batteries and other ship systems.

Installation of navigation instruments, to include wiring.

Other fitting out by specialist subcontractor suppliers.

Integration of navigation and control hardware and software as part of onboard systems to be able to operate the platform remotely safely in drone mode with autonomous functions in terms of navigation, such as avoidance of other vessels and objects, such as to provide an extra layer of safety and convenience for the crew.

 


WP1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
WP2. PLATFORM DESIGN

WP3. PLATFORM BUILD

WP4. GIS, GEOSPATIAL AI INCORPORATION

WP5. SATELLITE CYBER SECURITY, CLOUD, IoT
WP6. SHAKEDOWN TRIALS IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
WP7. DATA HARVESTING DURING HIGH SPEED RUNS/RECORD ATTEMPTS
WP8. PERFORMANCE PREDICTION FROM ASSIMILATED ANALYZED DATA
WP9. DATA DISSEMINATION
WP10. CASTING OFF & UNMANNED DOCKING

WP11. ONBOARD/OFFBOARD VESSEL SECURITY

WP12. AUTONOMOUS CIRCUMNAVIGATION ATTEMPT

WP13. COLREGS COMPLIANCE LAW & LOBBYING

 

 

 

 

The Cleaner Ocean Foundation works to help protect the "seven seas" from the effects of anthropogenic atmospheric pollution like this ship that is belching diesel fumes like there is no tomorrow. We'd like to preserve tomorrow for our children. You can help us to make this scene a thing of the past.

 

 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

 

Because we can, and because we can, we must.

 

 

 

 

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