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Enabling Harbor to Harbor Autonomous Shipping in Sea Ice Conditions

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:07
Start Date: 
2020
Programme: 
Discovery
End Date: 
2023
Programme Reference: 
20-D-T-TEC-02-c
Country: 
Finland
Contractor: 
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
Status: 
Closed
Description: 

The ENHANCE (Enabling Harbor to Harbor Autonomous Situational Awareness in Sea Ice Conditions) project is aimed to study How to improve the autonomous navigation and situational awareness in the maritime domain by utilising ML and AI concepts. For this end, we utilise both traditional RGB cameras as well as IR cameras to obtain as diverse as possible data set of sea-ice conditions to train a ML model that can identify an ice tracks and objects, such as buoys, that can help in navigation. In addition to the camera concepts, we study the impact of possible multipath impacts caused by sea-ice on traditional GNSS receivers. As with the ML data sets, the number of studies focusing on behaviour of the GNSS signals in maritime winter navigation are limited, thus additional information is needed to better understand possible problems that will be encountered when designing a fully autonomous vessel.

Application Domain: 
Navigation
Technology Domain: 
12 - Ground Station Systems and Networks
13 - Automation, Telepresence & Robotics
Competence Domain: 
5-Radiofrequency & Optical Systems and Products
6-Life & Physical Science Payloads, Life Support, Robotics & Automation
8-Ground Systems and Mission Operations
9-Digital Engineering
Keywords: 
Autonomous Shipping
autonomous navigation
ML
AI
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