We are extremely pleased to inform you that on June 1, 2017, Sup4Nav LLC together with partners from Bialystok and Ilawa started the project of autonomous vessel technology:
“Application research in the field of navigation, control, communication and data exchange technology between autonomous floating vessels and aircraft”.
On the basis of the grant agreement No. POIR.04.01.04-00-0025/16-00 dated 12.06.2017
The project is co-financed under Measure 4.1 of the Operational Program Intelligent Development 2014-2020 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, Sub-measure 4.1.4 “Application research”
Project duration is 36 months.
Project acronym: AVAL – Autonomous Vessel with an Air Look
The budget of the project is 10 341 336.94 and the value of the subsidy is 9 272 540.64.
Autonomous vessel? The future is coming fast
The aim of the project is to carry out industrial and developmental research, the effects of which will be on the technology used by the autonomous seagoing ship. The main technology element is an innovative navigation system that uses, in addition to navigational devices installed on board, data from video surveillance conducted by unmanned aircraft.
The results of the project will be applied as a product based on AVAL technology, which will be deployed to the maritime market in 2021.
AVAL technology description
• Unmanned Marine Vehicles (BSM) Technology. The heart of the BSM is the collision component and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (BSP) communication system.
• BSP technology is a support for marine navigation in collision situations. BSP is equipped with a camera and sensors for recording and transmitting video and hydrometeorology data to BSP.
• Image Processing Technology (TPO). The key element of the TPO is an algorithm for detecting and recognizing objects at sea (eg salvage boats, icebergs, whales, etc.) in images recorded with a BSP camera.
The project is being implemented by a multidisciplinary scientific and industrial consortium. Consortium leader – Bialystok University of Technology (Faculty of Informatics and Faculty of Mechanics), Foundation for Safety of Navigation. Environmental Protection in Iława and academic companies: Sup4Nav LLC. And UpLogic LLC spin-off Bialystok Technical University.