Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (2): 215-220.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2020.352

Special Issue: 《上海交通大学学报》2021年“交通运输工程”专题 《上海交通大学学报》2021年12期专题汇总专辑

• Innovation and Design • Previous Articles    

Development of a Hybrid Solar and Wind-Powered Long-Range Unmanned Ocean Stereo Exploration Vessel

YAO Tianchenga, ZHAO Yongshenga(), WANG Hongyub, HE Yanpinga, DING Zilonga, CHI Zheyinga, CAI Weikaia   

  1. a.School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering
    b.School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2020-10-10 Online:2021-02-01 Published:2021-03-03
  • Contact: ZHAO Yongsheng


Aimed at the problems of unmanned marine exploration vessels, such as the short voyage time and the limited sensing ability caused by sensor failure under complex marine environments, a long-range unmanned ocean-air stereo exploration vessel driven by wind and solar energy is developed. An elevating ducted wind turbine is designed for high efficiency and low starting wind speed, and a deployable solar photovoltaic power generation system is developed. Therefore, wind power and solar energy can be utilized to realize a hybrid system, which overcomes the instability of single energy power supply, and effectively ensures the endurance of unmanned exploration vessel. Then, a ship-borne tethered ummanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is developed with an autonomous takeoff and landing control section. Finally, the information fusion technology of ship borne and airborne sensors is adopted to greatly improve the perception ability of the unmanned ship to the surrounding environment and the function of three-dimension detection of sea and air. The unmanned surface vessel (USV) proposed in this paper is permitted to perform the assigned task with different types of loading equipment according to the scenarios.

Key words: unmanned surface vessel (USV), long duration, ship borne tethered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), ocean-air stereo exploration, ducted wind turbine

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