Wave propelled, unmanned surface vessels.
AutoNaut is an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) propelled by the motion of the waves. Renewable energy allows the completion of missions at sea over many weeks - with no carbon fuel emissions or costs. A range of sensors onboard are powered by solar energy to collect valuable oceanic data. Operating independently in hazardous marine environments, AutoNaut is overseen from the safety of shore. Through all wave directions, the vessel is propelled forward by four keel mounted foils positioned fore and aft. In flat calm, the system can be assisted by an auxiliary propeller.
Location: Chichester, United Kingdom
Peter Bromley - Managing Director
Michael Poole - Director