Governmet will support computer simulation platform for unmanned navigation development

Government Commission for Modernization of the Economy and Innovative Development of Russia approved support of the project Technological platform to develop the unmanned navigation systems based on computer simulation in virtual environment. The total budget of the project is 6,75 million USD. The amount of state support will be 60% of the project budget.

Today the autonomous shipping technologies are the most promising trend in the development of the global maritime industry – both for the civilian fleet and for the Navy. Ships with a high degree of automation will allow to reduce the cost of the crew on board, which are 30-40% of the daily operating expenses of the vessel now – this is one of the key reserves for cost reduction by shipping companies. At the same time, these technologies will reduce the impact of the human factor, which is the main source of not only incidents in the field of shipping safety, but also economic losses associated with inefficient vessel management.  (more…)

13th International Navigation Forum in Moscow Expo on 23-24 of April

The 13th International Navigation Forum will be held in Moscow on April 23-24. This the central event of year in the field of the use of satellite navigation technologies in the Russian Federation and EAEU countries.

The main purpose of the Forum is to inform international audience about state policies in the field of the development and use of GLONASS technologies, to analyze technology and market trends of the navigation industry, including perspective directions of different kinds of unmanned transport, to discuss a status and development prospects of products and services using navigation technologies, as well as opportunities for international collaboration and cooperation in the field of navigation activities. (more…)

e-Navigation testbed and development of equipment for e-Navigation

e-Navigation concept is developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve shipping through better organization of data on ships and on shore, and better data exchange and communication between ships and the ship and shore.

The project contributes to the development of software and equipment for implementation of the e-Navigation concept as well as development of commercial products for e-Navigation which are based on the solutions developed under the given project.

Expected project results include:

– Architecture of pilot testbeds for the e-Navigation has been developed (more…)

Marine Multipurpose Unmanned Platform

The platform is a composite autonomous vessel intended for the collection and transmission of information. It is driven by wind power through the installation of a rigid sail-wing, as well as for accurate positioning will be equipped with azipod systems with brushless electric motors. The installation of solar panels and wind generators for charging the batteries and supplying the “azipod” system is envisaged in order to stabilize and position the drone on the water surface. (more…)

Complex maritime robotic system for the offshore operations

Complex maritime robotic system provides the interaction of the underwater, surface and air unmanned vehicles (groups of vehicles). Intellectual information management system (IMS) allows to significantly simplify and automate the control of the robots. With the IMS an operator can develop a task (mission), test it, program the functioning of each robot, monitor the process execution and the technical condition of the elements of the complex robotic system, collect and process the incoming information,  quickly correct the actions or change the mission completely. (more…)

Undewater IoT. Underwater Communication & Navigation Laboratory

Underwater Communication & Navigation Laboratory is a Russian developer and manufacturer of commercially available devices and complexes for underwater wireless navigation and communication, used by divers and ROV/AUV in a wide range of underwater works.

UC&NL products include various navigation solutions (long base, ultrashort base-line) with outstanding characteristics. These products have no analogs in the world. We develop and manufacture underwater digital wireless data transmission systems. (more…)