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Maritime Assisted Volumetric Navigation System

Objective

A Volumetric Navigation System (VNS) started with great interest in new traffic navigation solutions considering certain scenarios in which all the vehicles share information in order to be part of a collaborative navigation network. In those scenarios, 3D volume dimensions are used to define the position of an associated volumetric envelope in time. In the maritime navigation the “volume” of the ship is the envelope of the ship after a given time.Horizontal dimensions of this ship’s envelope will consider his current speed and also from his extreme stopping and manoeuvring capabilities from the given speed and load, and correction for the drift due to local measured wind and mapped currents. The vertical dimension in navigation at sea is the water distance below the keel at fore and the aft of the ship and the sea bottom as given by carthography and tide. The display may overlap the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) screen.VNS is a human error avoiding tool for collision avoidance, manouevring and navigation in low separation traffic lines and channels, crossings, port traffic, congested shallow waters. The system key points are:· Every vessel may be represented by a safety volume envelope which geometry will depend on its real shape, navigation and dynamical parameters and the surrounding environment; · The position and course and heading of a vessel may be accurately calculated in real time from its position, speed and drift by GPS and GNSS technologies. Combining position, course, drift and volume, each vessel may be considered as a geo-referenced geometrical volume; · In an scenario with different ship sizes and tonnage and speeds each vessel or boat generates his own volume that is transmitted to the other vessels in the area . The shore, docks river or channel sides and shallow water obstacles generate a warning when the “volume of the vessel” approaches at different levels of risk .

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 545 550
Administrative Contact
Carlos De La Cuesta De Bedoya (Mr.)

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 237
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Paz Blanco Temprano (Ms.)
OHB DIGITAL SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 345 530
Address
Rettenbacher Strasse 22
8044 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Seybold (Mr.)
VIA DONAU OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 153 276
Address
Donau City Strasse 1
1220 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Fastenbauer (Dr.)
Consorzio Armatori per la Ricerca s.r.l
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 058
Address
Via D. Lecco De Guevara 17
80059 Torre Del Greco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Balzano (Mr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 85 584
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mustafa Insel (Dr.)
True Heading AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 349 550
Address
Vendevägen 90
18232 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Bergström (Mr.)
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 955
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imke Michelsen (Ms.)
GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 263 575
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Jordá Laporta (Ms.)
Consultores Investigacion Tecnologica S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 443
Address
Lirios 4
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan B Perez Prat (Mr.)