On July, 28th we had our next test with MISSy. This time our second approach of our steering concept as well as the GPS module in KiRAT were tested in terms of hard- and software. Furthermore, we decided to go to an (for us) unknown beach area and see if we were able to put MISSy quickly and savely into water.
The "water test" including the test of our trailor extenstion was very successful. Everythink works as expected. However, we still had some ideas for further improvements - as usual.
Also the GPS module works as expected. We guess that we had an average error of 1 to 3 m, which is o.k. for us. Special thanks to Frederik Kühne, who implemented the GPS module as part of his Bachelor thesis. However, while using the module some ideas for further improvments came up.
Our new steering concept works much better comparted to the previous one. However, since rather strong forces appeare when steering MISSy our gear transmission was not strong enough. Well, something to do for the next test. Anyhow, we had a lot of fun while performing this next MISSy test.