My USV but from the outside this time instead of an FPV view like the firs time. This thing has an onboard electronic compass/gyroscope, GPS, and SD card to store all the data the communication between boat and remote-control is via Xbee. Check it out.
looks awesome, what would the power consumption be with cruise speed of say 4knots?
That is a good question and probably one of the next experiments I should do, So far what I know is that its top speed is 12Km per hour or 6.6 Knots, And that from a 14.8v / 4500 mAh battery it gives me about 30min of play time. the 2 values on the far right of the spread sheet are Knots and Km per hour but when I’ll do the amp draw experiment I’ll share the results. PS why 4 knots?
That is if you want to do a multibeam survey with this kind of setup, 4 knots is just about right for good data and efficient use of time. We are doing a fair amount of scientific surveys and obviously I’m trying to automate this
Ohh ok cool, Didn’t know that was the speed for multibeam well it can do 4 knots easy but I don’t know the power consumption but I will get back at you when I’ll get the data, May need to do a new topic when I do that experiment.
Just out of curiosity, How would you go about using this thing in a multibeam application? would you have it tow a multibeam device behind it? Or would you incorporate the multibeam in the cruft body itself which would be more efficient but would probably mean a redesign in the hull.