Autonomous Navigation System

Specifications and basic sensor package




Autonomous Navigation System

Take advantage of new technology and use it to improve your naval missions

SKIPPER is always on watch

With this autonomous navigation system, your journeys will always be attended to.

Ensuring the safety of your mission whether you’re self-piloting or using autonomous voyage control.

The system is integrated into the propulsion and steering system and also integrates with various nautical systems.

Marine obstacle detection and collision avoidance system autonomously reroutes or modifies speed to avoid obstacles and then returns to the planned course.

Collision avoidance is achieved by using sensor technology.
Using waypoint navigating, it autonomously pilots a pre-defined mission, managing heading, course and speed.

Sending real-time data and video to the remote operator.

Add-on System

By integrating an additional autonomous navigation system from DanaDynamics, your vessel can be converted into an autonomous naval drone that can safely navigate without human intervention. The system is designed to work with different nautical systems and acts as an advanced autopilot. It can be integrated with selected electric propulsion systems, and it’s compatible with combustion engines combined with additional actuation units.

Making navigation safer and more efficient, the system is equipped with advanced sensors such as GPS, radar, sonar, and cameras that gather real-time data and use Deep Learning technology to make informed decisions regarding course, speed, and object avoidance.

With this scalable technology, the benefits are obvious:

With a complete turnkey system, you can easily retrofit your entire naval fleet
Enhances the safety of the crew
Optimizes resource utilization
Allows repetition of predefined sailing patterns
Combined with other systems (examples), this technology allows for multiple missions.

DanaDynamics frontend presentation.

Left side in the frontend screen, name and data concerning the active mission. The mission can be started by activating the push buttons in top left side of the front end.

Center in the frontend screen show live data from the mission.
The chart view with mission and live update of position is set as default.
It is possible to shuffle between different bridge view cameras, and sensor data from radar or other sensors attached as per custom requirements.

Right side in the frontend includes the entire vessel control module.
It is possible to operate the vessel manually from a shore control center, and in the vessel control module you can change the setting of speed or throttle and heading or COG.

It is possible to change the location of each module in the frontend, and thereby make your suitable customized layout.

We have performed and recorded a live mission on the waters off Svendborg Denmark.
The recording shows following actions.

The mission is started from the shore control center.
The ship operates in a predefined routing and navigates fully autonomous.
After 3 minutes operation the shore control center manually takes over control of the vessel and gives a heading command of 271 degree.
The operator in shore control center monitors the safe navigation in “Bridge view mode” and observes the need for further correction of heading.
The operator alters the heading to 281 degrees.
While the system is in manual mode, the safe navigation is monitored by the operator in shore control center in different camera views.