Digital infrastructure

Work Package 2

Digital infrastructure

Infrastructure

Our objective is to develop reliable and secure data transfer among the ship, the RCC and other marine traffic, allocated according to operational needs.

The digital infrastructure behind autonomous maritime systems is an IoT system, where nodes are sensors on ships or on-land centres, each with different partial view, different equipment, asymmetric links, and operating in non-stationary local and global conditions. Understanding and comparing effective ways to collect and combine the information and provide a coherent scenario is challenging. The main research tasks are:

  • Task 2.1, which focuses on consolidating knowledge about the possible technological solutions for communication between autonomous ships, their RCC and other maritime traffic.
  • Task 2.2, which focuses on radio and radar technology to be used in cooperative, massive MIMO and sensor fusion strategies.
  • Task 2.3, which focuses on development of protocols and prototypes for the processing of cooperative or system-provided information.
  • Task 2.4, which focuses on  contribute to make the developments of Tasks 2.1-2.3 protected against cyber-physical attacks such as bitstream manipulation, spoofing, meaconing and jamming. 

Projects

Projects

PhD projects

PhD projects

  • Collaborative collision avoidance for autonomous ships, Melih Akdağ
  • Real-time ship-shore radar, Lukas Herrmann

Recent publications

Recent publications

 

Akdag, Melih; Fossen, Thor I.; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2022) "Collaborative Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Ships Using Informed Scenario-Based Model Predictive Control". IFAC-PapersOnLine. Volum 55.(31) s. 249-256

Akdag, Melih; Solnør, Petter; Johansen, Tor Arne. (2022) "Collaborative collision avoidance for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships: A review". Ocean Engineering. Volum 250.