We chose the national critical technology category transportation, with a concentration on surface transportation controls and carbon fiber composites. Our retractable centerboard, which can be raised and lowered autonomously via a sonar system, can be easily transferred between separate barge fleets. It is designed to improve the equipped fleetís maneuverability and directional stability.
Image used with the permission of Braxton B.
This project homepage #05-1257 was developed by Mainland High School in Daytona
Beach, Florida, in response to the
2005-2006 Internet Science and Technology Fair. Our technical advisors were
Mr. David Hanby of McDonough Marine Services, Mr. Matt Hammatt of New England Boatworks, Inc., and Mr. Doug Scheffler of The American Waterway Operators.