Autonomous Navigation System

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Autonomous Navigation System – SKIPPER

SKIPPER is always on watch

Take advantage of new technology and use it to improve your naval missions. With this autonomous navigation system, your navigation will always be attended to. Ensuring the safety of your mission whether you are 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

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

DanaDynamics Frontend Presentation

The name and data concerning the active mission are on the left side of the screen. The mission can be started by activating the push buttons on the top left side of the screen.

The centre on the screen shows live data from the mission. The chart view with a 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.

The right side of the screen includes the entire vessel control module. It is possible to operate the vessel manually from a shore control centre, 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 customised layout. 

We have performed and recorded a live mission in the Svendborg archipelagos in Denmark. The recording depicts the following actions from 1 to 6.

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