The final goal of the MICROTRANSAT challenge is to sail across the Atlantic ocean with a fully autonomous sailing boat. The boat are supposed to be small (less than 4m), fully autonomous and unmanned (no other energy than sun and wind) and cheap (it is supposed to be developed in an academic context, as a support for research and/or teaching)
Microtransat is not only a competition, we aim to demonstrate the ability of a small unmanned sailing robot to perform long term operation in high seas. Such sailing robot will be able to perform observation and surveyance tasks, wildlife and ocean monitoriung, etc...
Our goal at ISAE is to have this project animated by students as well as professors and technicians.
All the pictures of the 2010-2011 test campaign.