About 2018-03-21T14:17:35+00:00

Intelligent Marine Technology

About Dynautics

Dynautics is a pioneering provider of intelligent technology for unmanned marine missions worldwide.

Our capabilities are built on 20-year experience of scientific and engineering rigour in vehicle control algorithm development and associated electronics. Our technical leadership is supported through simulation tools and technical authorship of marine autopilot heading and track control standards (IEC62065).

We are co-authors of the Marine Autonomous Surface Ship Code of practice. We strive to be thought leaders in defining the route to Marine Vehicle Autonomy.

However complex your challenges, we will push the boundaries of marine electronics to devise the precise solution you need.

Helping you Deliver

Your requirements and your mission are our starting point. Ideally, we follow a process of Simulation, Design, Test and Verification and together we rigorously and pragmatically drive for a rapid solution.

Vehicle Simulation as a tool to reduce the time to a successful mission

When you start the vehicle design process, our Ship Sim or AUV Sim can help determine the most effective hull design and propulsion types, positions and characteristics. These simulators are the result of several years of rigorous scientific development and have been proven tools in reducing the time to mission acceptance.

We strive to understand your payload and data requirements.  This enables us to offer the best technology to suits your needs. We offer standard or customisable electronic modules, based on proven technologies which help to reduce time to launch, and to ensure maximum reliability.

Mission Acceptance
Time to launch is usually one of your important parameters: ultimately, time to ‘mission acceptance’ trials assumes even greater importance.  For this reason, we work with you to ensure you achieve a successful mission. Every mission, and therefore every vehicle, is potentially different, so we are focused on understanding your overall objectives.

Rapid Development
Custom electronics and system engineering can be undertaken internally by our experienced PCB designers and electronic engineers. Rapid prototyping and in-house firmware coding on development systems allow us to accelerate the time to test and validation.  We make extensive use of proprietary firmware libraries, designed by us over the past 20 years, to minimise development time.

Developing a test environment, based on your mission parameters, allows us to design simulation tools to save time leading up to on-water sea trials, which in turn saves money.  After hardware-in-the loop testing, sea trials are used as the confirmation and final validation of what has already been tested in the lab.

Together, we commission the vehicle and we can utilise our combined ‘on water’ experience to verify the performance against an established test plan. Ongoing, we can remotely monitor the vehicles characteristics and modify variables such as power consumption.

Delivery to meet Customer needs
We are a trusted technology partner to clients in sectors as diverse as offshore energy and mining, oceanography, marine transport and defence & security. At the heart of our proven approach is our belief in the power of logic, precision and scientific integrity to deliver commercial results.

Meet the Team

Dr Henry Robinson
Dr Henry RobinsonCEO
Henry is the founder and CEO of Dynautics. Henry has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Electronic Engineering, and has been working in marine electronics and autopilots for the last 25 years.
Kieran Breheny
Kieran Breheny Strategic Development Manager
Kieran is the Strategic Development Manager and Non-Executive Director of Dynautics. Kieran has over 20 years’ experience in marine electronics. He has a degree in Engineering Product Design and focuses on building product and technology partnerships.
Ian Searle
Ian SearleBusiness Development Manager
Ian has spent more than 20 years in sales and marketing focused on the maritime industry. He brings a wealth of contacts and systems knowledge to his role in this rapidly developing company.
Dr Alison Little
Dr Alison LittlePrincipal Project Engineer
Alison studied Engineering at Southampton University, obtaining a PhD in CFD modelling in 1995. She has worked for the company since 1999 and is involved in algorithm development and system testing.
Alastair Growcott
Alastair GrowcottPrincipal Software Engineer
With over 20 years experience as a professional software engineer he brings quality and maturity to the software produced by the company
Allan Crosskey
Allan Crosskey Engineer
With over 40 years with the U.K. MoD and QinetiQ, Allan joined Dynautics in April 2008 and provides the company with hardware design, manufacture and testing expertise.
 Graham Medland
Graham Medland Systems Engineer
Graham has spent more than 30 years in the electronics industry, specialising in R&D in the Aviation and Nuclear detection industries, he is proud to be part of an amazing team now working in the marine sector.
Oscar Davidson
Oscar DavidsonSystems Engineer
Oscar is a highly motivated and skilful electronic engineer, with many years in analogue and digital circuit design, in industrial and harsh environments. He also thrives on new challenges in both embedded and PC programming.
Mike Newton
Mike NewtonElectronics Technician
Mike has 4 years’ experience as an electronics assembly technician. His focussed enthusiasm provides precision and pace to the company’s projects.
Sandy Hickman
Sandy HickmanOffice Manager
Sandy has over 30 years’ experience in accounting across a range of service businesses. Sandy has been with the company over 2 years focusing on the administration, book keeping and the running of the office.

With whom we work

Our technology helps our clients voyage into the unknown with confidence. We pioneer innovative solution to vehicle control, management and communication to enable your mission to be successful. Whether it’s a new design or conversion to an unmanned vehicle we work with you to reduce your time to launch.

Careers at Dynautics

Dynautics offers a dynamic team orientated work place. We have demanding clients who expect a high level of integrity, innovation and delivery.  If you have the technical skills and drive in either hardware, firmware or software engineering disciplines we would like to hear from you.

Job Title:  Senior Electronic/Software Engineer

Role Summary

 – Working with a dynamic team that takes ideas from concept to developed products in a fast-moving marine autonomous market

– Ideal candidate will be multi-disciplined with a solid background in embedded firmware development but also an understanding of the overall electronics integration of marine sensors and systems, ideally in a commercial environment.

– Working in a small team of creative and focused engineers to deliver solutions to the end customers, ensuring high quality and robust designs for a tough autonomous marine environment.

Details of the role

Talented engineer required for small dynamic company working on exciting autonomous marine electronics projects including control, communication and management of autonomous surface and underwater crafts.

The successful candidate will be a theorist with a practical focus on delivery – able to relate theory to practice in a close-knit team and will have a desire to be involved in design from concept to client delivery.

An understanding of embedded systems from both a hardware and firmware. Additionally, the candidate should be creative and technical proficient to understand data produced by a range of environmental sensors (such as Radar, AIS, Cameras) and an ability to translate their outputs into a useable data format for applications such as collision avoidance. Data Extraction and Data Analysis are then used to identify the critical data required for each application.

You will need to be at least Degree qualified –typically in Electronic design, Maths or Physics related subjects.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate experience of the following:

  • Embedded C and C Programming – ideal with Matlab, C++, QT
  • Electronic systems, which must include commercial electronic design experience
  • Data simulation and manipulation skills considered desirable.
  • This is an exciting role where you will be involved in all stages of development – including sea trials.
  • This is a friendly, committed and helpful group of people within a company that is expanding steadily.

If you meet the criteria for this role and would like to apply we would very much like to hear from you

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