Surface and sub surface vehicles have been successfully commissioned with Dynautics DP systems. The core DP algorithms have been developed over several years to provide an efficient and reliable core building block to creating a DP0 or DP1 systems.
Based on the SPECTRE autopilot, the Offshore Dynamic Positioning (DP) System is designed to provide Work Class ROVs (WROVs) with dynamic positioning (position hold or hover) ability. The Offshore DP system includes various interfaces that enable it to communicate with vehicle sensors, vehicle actuators, and a Front End Workstation PC.
The DP system may be mounted on the WROV itself, or may be installed in a top-side control station, and is capable of controlling forwards, lateral and vertical motions, and to control heading, roll and pitch. Joystick inputs may be used to drive the vehicle forwards, sideways or vertically, or a combination of these motions; and to control heading.