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Nessie VT takes 2nd Place at SAUC-E 2010

After an intense week of trials and debugging of the new Nessie VT automous systems, the AUV came home with 2nd place, worth 3000 compared with the 4000 1st price.

Nessie VT wet trials

Unfortunately, this was narrow defeat, against Girona Nessie's nemesis, was mainly due to a lack of points in none-AUV related tasks for the competition, such as filling a budget report and a large difference in weight between the finalist AUVs. Nessie VT being a little bit chunkier and weighing in at 57kg. However, as was noted by some team members Nessie was carrying 2 extra battary packs each weighing 7kg and as such this level of endurance was not required for the competition. As it stands Nessie can run on a mission for 24hrs and spend days station keeping...

SAUC-E 2010 homepage Nessie VT Teaser Video Nato SAUC-E 2010 - 3 videos of all coverage

By Benjamin C. Davis

Posted On Sat 31 Jul 10 16:08

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