Electrically powered Vehicles
If your mission requires the use of the long endurance and low power vehicle, we will support you with a range of low-power-consuming electronic vehicle control modules.
The ground-up development nature of our technologies ensures that we don’t run energy-hungry operating systems which typically carry a power budget overhead. Our embedded code is native, targeted and efficient. Managing a small power budget generated from solar panels, and remotely monitoring and switching off redundant sensors, we enable you to monitor and control from the desktop interface, via RUDICS Iridium communications to the on-board power management module.
Efficient, reliable and proven technologies ensure that time-to-launch is minimised.
High speed and highly manoeuvrable RHIBS can be ideal platforms for specific missions. Working with our partners, it is possible to retrofit a vehicle control system to an existing boat. We can expand its capabilities to make it completely unmanned or a partially assisted boat, allowing the crew of focus on their mission.
Vehicle navigation and propulsion control utilising Spectre technology, increase the boats endurance and reduces user fatigue. In an unmanned configuration, it can be controlled via a UHF-connected wireless joystick, an intermediate frequency UHF modem at ranges up to 20 nautical miles (line of sight), and/or Iridium satellite for over-the-horizon communications and control.
Your payload requirement can be rapidly integrated to our established electronics which helps reduce the time to launch. We can also offer our pioneering collision avoidance module which interfaces to the sensor of your choice, which allows for maximum flexibility, safety and reliability
Patrol boats are used in the extreme environments for reconnaissance and surveillance where demands for precision, endurance and reliability are paramount. Naval and border force customers around the world work with us to develop unmanned patrol boats.
We have experience of interfacing to numerous propulsion systems, including ‘Gas’ inboard/outboards and twin water jets for high speed operations. Our Spectre autopilot and interfacing electronics can be configured to provide precise and reliable control which reduces your commissioning time and time to launch.
Dynamic Positioning Vessels
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.
We are a trusted technology partner across a wide range of vehicle designers. Engaging in early design discussions provides an opportunity to provide input in an efficient hull and propulsion design. Our simulation (ShipSim) process helps accelerate the development by reducing the design iterations. The simulation process allows us optimise the hull design, and the propulsion type and configuration.
In the situation where the vehicle design is already defined, the simulation process can be used to assess performance and pre-tune the autopilot, prior to ‘wet’ trials, reducing the time to launch.
Payload integration including power management, data logging and communication can be undertaken reliably and rapidly, utilising established technology that has a proven track record.
Subsurface vehicles – ROV/AUV/UUV
Our expertise in the control and communication of sub-surface vehicles allows us to expand the capabilities of your vehicle. Through the simulation process (AUV sim) we can advance the development process and increase the vehicles efficiency. Positioning can be achieved through ultrasound communication and/or dead reckoning. Our experience in Dynamic positioning solutions allow us to provide you with pin-point station keeping, allowing you to focus on your mission.