RobotX Guide WAM-V Propulsion Examples

Each team is responsible for choosing the electric propulsion system for their WAM-V. There are many options available, including many innovative propulsion designs. This document presents three examples of propulsion methods that have been applied to WAM-V and similar craft. They are described in the following sections: Waterjets, Integrated Trolling Motors, and External Trolling Motors. One additional section, Other Alternatives, covers other methods that can be used to design a propulsion system suitable for the WAM-V. Presentation and description of these three methods does not imply endorsement, as there are many other possible methods; these three are examples only.