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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.
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...
Posted On Sat 31 Jul 10 15:08
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