University of Florida: Team NaviGator AMS

NaviGator ASV is a fully autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) built to compete in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation’s 2016 Maritime RobotX Challenge in Oahu, Hawaii. The NaviGator ASV is part of a larger group of collaborative autonomous aerial, surface, and subsurface vehicles known as the NaviGator Autonomous Maritime System (AMS). This paper describes the NaviGator ASV’s structural design, propulsion, power system, electrical design, software infrastructure, outreach efforts, and approach to completing the challenges presented in the 2016 Maritime RobotX Challenge.


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