SCOUT TRANSATLANTIC @ 30 DAYS

Autonomous transatlantic solar powered robot boat project

 

 

30 DAY UPDATE - HISTORY IN THE MAKING - That's it, 30 days and a historic milestone passed, with progress steady and the world record for an autonomous solar powered surface boat is secured convincingly - with more to come. The many local supporters of the team must be very proud of the achievement. It's no Moon shot, but all of the boating world will be very impressed at the accomplishment, and it is another leap for mankind. 

 

 

 

 

A hugely expensive US mission that took man to the Moon using 

computers less powerful than the Arduinos used on the Scout

 

 

RUNNING STATISTICS

 

Below are the latest figures for Scout. We will be reviewing these statistics regularly. As of the 20th September, Scout seems to having a bad time with average speed down. The good news is that she is still battling her way through and clocking up miles every hour. Scout is averaging 41. 6 miles a day [20-9-13], which is 1.73 mph. A fantastic achievement for the team.

 

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATISTICS: 
Time Elapsed: 17 DAYS: 02 HOURS: 41 MINUTES: 48 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 512.66 MI  
   Distance to Spain 2908 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 765.72 M        Velocity 2.3 MI HR
CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 2’ 27.67” W 61° 17’ 16.66”  Compass 96° Waypoint 97° CoG 69°

 

11 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATISTICS

Time Elapsed: 18 DAYS: 04 HOURS: 51 MINUTES: 28 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 543.18 MI    Distance to Spain 2876 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 756.84          Velocity 1 MI HR

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 10’ 43.83” W 60° 41’ 52.66”  Compass137°Waypoint98°CoG17°

 

12 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 19 DAYS: 02 HOURS: 20 MINUTES: 09 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 581.54 MI    Distance to Spain 2836 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 797.19 MI     Velocity 1.6 MI HR

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 23’ 14.78”  W 59° 57’ 30.64” Compass 104° Waypoint 98° CoG75°

 

Track Scout by clicking on this picture

 

13 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 20 DAYS: 04 HOURS: 14 MINUTES: 22 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 631.42 MI    Distance to Spain 2786 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 854.39 MI      Velocity 1.4  MI HR

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 27’ 47.12”  W 58° 59’ 6.94”  Compass 72° Waypoint 98° CoG 11°

 

 

14 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 21 DAYS: 06 HOURS: 50 MINUTES: 17 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 674.3 mi    Distance to Spain 2740 mi
Distance traveled by Scout 915.7 mi     Velocity 3.5 mi hr

CURRENT STATUS: N 43° 6’ 7.27”  W 58° 11’ 45.64”  Compass 102° Waypoint 99° CoG 66°

 

Scout's Atlantic world record crossing progress 15 September 2013

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16 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS
Time Elapsed: 23 DAYS: 03 HOURS: 31 MINUTES: 52 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island  731.1 mi     Distance to Spain 2682 mi
Distance traveled by Scout 982.14 mi     Velocity 0.4 mi hr

 

CURRENT STATUS: N 43° 24’ 7.13”  W 57° 6’ 11.92” Compass 170° Waypoint 100° CoG 77°

 

 

17 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 24 DAYS: 01 HOURS: 49 MINUTES: 47 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island  773.51 mi    Distance to Spain 2640 mi
Distance traveled by Scout 1024.86 mi     Velocity 1.5 mi hr

 

CURRENT STATUS: N 43° 29’ 3.58”  W 56° 15’ 58.06”  Compass 72° Waypoint 101° CoG 60°

 

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18 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 25 DAYS: 04 HOURS: 12 MINUTES: 33 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 808.36 mi    Distance to Spain 2606 mi
Distance traveled by Scout 1074.33 mi    Velocity 0.9 mi hr

 

CURRENT STATUS: N 43° 7’ 43.32”  W 55° 32’ 14.86”  Compass 284° Waypoint 100° CoG 199°


Scout @ 26 days, 19th September 2013

 

 

19 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 26 DAYS: 01 HOURS: 15 MINUTES: 33 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 832.84 mi    Distance to Spain 2583 mi
Distance traveled by Scout 1107.02 mi    Velocity 0.2 mi hr

 

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 57’ 13.35” W 55° 2’ 37.17”  Compass 288° Waypoint 100° CoG 259°

 

 

World record unmanned autonomous surface vessel: 1123 miles across the Atlantic

 

20 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 27 DAYS:  01 HOURS: 08 MINUTES: 06 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 831.52 MI    Distance to Spain 2586 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 1123.41        Velocity 1.3  MI HR

 

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 43’ 5.41”  W 55° 3’ 48.82”  Compass 240° Waypoint 100° CoG 187° 

 

 

World Record Atlantic crossing - Scout gotransat 28 days and 1153 miles

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21 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 28 DAYS: 02 HOURS: 02 MINUTES: 34 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 833.89 MI   Distance to Spain 2586 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 1153.26       Velocity 0.6  MI HR

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 32’ 8.77”  W 55° 1’ 0.15” Compass 315° Waypoint 99° CoG 238° 

Velocity 0.6  MI HR

 

 

 

22 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 29 DAYS:  03 HOURS:  51 MINUTES:  20 SECONDS 

Distance from Rhode Island 854.18 MI    Distance to Spain 2564 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 1184.3          Velocity 1.1  MI HR

CURRENT STATUS: N 42° 42’ 8.86” W 54° 37’ 3.47” Compass 68° Waypoint 100° CoG 44°

 

 

 

23 SEPTEMBER 2013 STATS

Time Elapsed: 30 DAYS:  14 HOURS:  26 MINUTES:  34 SECONDS
Distance from Rhode Island 897.35      MI Distance to Spain 2518 MI 

Distance traveled by Scout 1234.83     Velocity 3.3 MI HR 

CURRENT STATUS: N 43° 5’ 3.13”  W 53° 46’ 20.35” Compass 15° Waypoint 101° CoG 32°

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELEMETRY - Telemetry information is relayed via Iridium 9612 every hour, which generated the screen shots via Google Maps. Scout uses two Arduino micro computers; one to navigate and one to communicate via an Iridium transceiver.

 

Satellite space age communications, iridium

 

IRIDIUM QUAKE & BLUETRACKER SYSTEMS

 

QUAKE Q9612 MODEM Tech Specs

RS-232 Interface
9-18 Volt
Transmit Power: 2W
Power Consumption Transmit: 400-650 mA (nominal); Receive/idle: 50 mA

 

Length: 4.3 in. (109 mm)
Width: 2.5 in. (64 mm)
Height: 0.75 in. (19 mm)
Weight: 0.35 lb (159 g)
Operating temperature range: -35°C to + 70°C
Storage temperature range: -40°C to + 80°C


 

BLUETRACKER

Fleet Tracking & Monitoring (FTM) is an essential part of any sea operation. It provides not only business efficiency, but also greatly contributes to safety and security of any single vessel or the entire fleet.

 

BlueTraker® FTM enables web access and the ability to set alarms or warnings, guarantee the peace of mind and total security all around the globe.

BlueTraker® mobile terminals are wireless gateways with embedded Satellite, GSM/GPRS modems and GPS receiver. All antennas are also included in the same robust, double shell, weatherproof, outdoor mountable housing - there is no need to connect additional external components for tracking and monitoring. This level of integration, combined with open detect seals, prevents theft or misapplication to which “cable rich” modular devices are vulnerable. A variety of BlueTraker® terminals offer various data transfer possibilities:

• BlueTraker® 2200 - Hybrid
(Iridium Satellite and GSM/GPRS)
• BlueTraker® 2100 - Iridium Satellite
• BlueTraker® 2000 - GSM/GPRS

 

 

 

 

IRIDIUM OPENPORT BROADBAND

For email, web browsing, social media, crew calls home to family and friends, or a back-up to your VSAT system the Iridium OpenPort broadband service gives you big ship communications capability on a small ship’s budget.

Low-Cost Airtime: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service can substantially reduce your satellite communications costs compared to mini-M, Fleet or even FleetBroadband, while providing better reliability and throughput.

Flexible Voice and Data Plans: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service offers a wide range of customizable voice and data plans allowing you to choose what best suits your needs and your budget—if you don’t use a service, you don’t pay for it.

High Reliability and Availability: The unique Iridium constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites provides inherent advantages over GEO satellite constellations, delivering robust, low latency communications. And because the Iridium OpenPort broadband service operates in the L-band spectrum, it is nearly impervious to inclement weather. Many customers with mission-critical communications requirements rely on the Iridium OpenPort Service to back-up to VSAT, or other communications on their vessel.

Global Coverage and Connectivity: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service is powered by the world’s largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea. For ships traveling in the A4 region, Iridium OpenPort broadband service is the only broadband option available.

 

Be sure to visit the official Scout website at www.GoTransat.com

 

 

 

 

Astrium Services

http://www.astriumservices.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

LiveTV LLC

http://www.LiveTV.net
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: United States

Otesat-Maritel

http://www.otesat-maritel.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: Greece

Globe Wireless, LLC

http://www.globewireless.com/communications/iridium
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: United States

Data Technology Solutions

http://www.dtscom.com
Regions Served: North America

Office Locations: United States

MVS

http://www.mvs.com.cy
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: Cyprus, Russia, United States

Arion Communications Co. Ltd.

http://www.arionit.com
Regions Served: Asia

Office Locations: Korea

Applied Satellite Technology Ltd

http://www.satcomms.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Telaurus Communications LLC

http://www.telaurus.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: United States

AND Group plc

http://www.and-group.net
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: Brazil, Greece, Singapore, United Kingdom

Geolink Satellite Services

http://www.geolink.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: France, Germany, United Arab Emirates

KDDI Corporation

http://www.kddi.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Office Locations: Japan

Gardline Communications Inc.

http://www.gardlinecomms.us
Regions Served: Europe, North America

Office Locations: United Kingdom, United States

Satlink Satellite Communication Ltd.

http://www.satlink.com.cy
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East

Office Locations: Cyprus

SatCom Global

http://www.satcomglobal.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

Horizon Mobile Communications Pte Ltd

http://www.horizon-mobile
Regions Served: Asia

Office Locations: Thailand

Zunibal S.L.

http://www.zunibal.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, South America

Office Locations: Spain

Stratos Mobile Networks

http://www.stratosglobal.com
Regions Served: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

 

 

 

LINKS

 

http://www.bluetraker.com/solutions/fuel-monitoring/

https://twitter.com/ScoutTRANSAT

https://www.facebook.com/ScoutTransatlantic

http://www.wpri.com/on-air/green-team/ri-students-design-solar-powered-boat

http://www.solarracing.org/2013/06/10/autonomous-solar-powered-boat-to-cross-the-atlantic/

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/38270

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/601285608/scout-the-autonomous-transatlantic-boat

http://www.kickstarter.com/help/school#defining_your_project

http://www.kickstarter.com/start?ref=footer

http://www.gotransat.com/

http://www.gotransat.com/tracking/

http://makezine.com/magazine/transatlantic-drone-takes-to-the-sea/

http://www.behance.net/gallery/SCOUT-Transatlantic/10153015
www.marinetraffic.com - busy shipping lanes
UK Winds , Sailflow Winds , Met Office Rain & Wind

World Sea conditions, Temperatures & Sunshine
windfinder.com or magicseaweed.com for expected wave heights

http://www.python.org/

Scout on Facebook

http://www.yellowbrick-tracking.com/

http://fishpi.org/wiki/index.php?title=The_Proof-Of-Concept_Vehicle

http://fishpi.org/wiki/index.php?title=The_Prototype

http://fishpi.org/wiki/index.php?title=Hull_Design

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

http://international.findmespot.com/

http://www.amsat.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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