Dynautics provides vehicle management systems for a wide range of surface and sub-surface vehicles.  As a pioneering provider of intelligent technology for uncrewed marine missions worldwide, we are driving the development of adaptive autopilot technologies, and the efficient use of dynamic simulation to reduce time to launch. Our vehicle management systems, combined with your sensor technologies, ensure efficient and reliable operation and high-quality data collection.

We always start with your mission objectives, using our experience, knowledge and scientific integrity to deliver commercial results.  Your complex and demanding requirements fuel our design, development, and integration processes. We thrive on solving technical challenges working together to develop solutions that are focused on speed, efficiency, and maximum reliability.

Electrically powered Vehicles

If your mission requires the use of a long endurance and low power vehicle, we can support with a range of low power consuming electronic control modules.

The comprehensive development processes behind our technologies ensure that energy-hungry operating systems, which typically carry a power budget overhead, are not needed for these vehicles. Our embedded code is native, targeted and efficient, enabling you to efficiently monitor and control the vehicle from a desktop interface, via RUDICS Iridium communications to the onboard power management module.

This means you can manage a small power budget, generated from solar panels, and remotely monitor and switch off redundant sensors.

These efficient, reliable and proven technologies ensure that time to launch is minimised.

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High speed, manoeuvrable RHIBS are ideal platforms for some missions. Working with our partners, we can retrofit a vehicle control system on an existing boat, thereby expanding its capabilities to make it completely unmanned or partially assisted, allowing the crew to focus on their task.

Vehicle navigation and propulsion control utilising SPECTRE technology, increase the boats endurance and reduce user fatigue. In an unmanned configuration, the RHIB 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.

Payload requirements can be rapidly integrated to our established electronics to reduce the time to launch. Dynautics’ pioneering collision avoidance module, which interfaces to the sensor of your choice, enables maximum flexibility, safety and reliability.

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Patrol Boats

Patrol boats are often deployed in extreme environments for reconnaissance and surveillance where precision, endurance and reliability are paramount. We have Naval and border force customers around the world that we have worked closely with to develop robust 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, reducing commissioning duration and time to launch.

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Dynamic Positioning Vessels

Multiple surface and sub surface vehicles have been successfully commissioned with Dynautics DP systems. Our core DP algorithms have been developed over several years to provide an efficient and reliable core building block to creating a DP0 or DP1 system.

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 installed in a top-side control station, and can instruct forward, lateral and vertical motions, as well as controlling heading, roll and pitch. Joystick inputs may also be used to drive the vehicle and control heading.

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Custom Boats

Dynautics is a trusted technology partner to a wide range of vehicle designers. Our team engages in early design discussions to provide input into the optimal hull and propulsion design. Our simulation system, Ship Sim, additionally accelerates development by reducing design iterations. The simulation process enables optimisation of the hull design, propulsion type and configuration.

If the vehicle design is already defined, the simulation process can be used to assess performance and pre-tune the autopilot prior to costly ‘wet’ trials.

Dynautics’ established technology means that payload integration, including power management, data logging and communication can be undertaken reliably and rapidly, reducing the time to launch.

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Subsurface vehicles – ROV/AUV/UUV

Our expertise in the control and communication of sub-surface vehicles, such as AUV/UUVs and ROVs, allows us to expand the capabilities of your underwater mission. Through a detailed simulation process, using Dynautics’ AUV Sim, we can advance the development cycle and catalyse vehicle efficiency. Accurate positioning can be achieved through ultrasound communication and/or dead reckoning.

Our experience in dynamic positioning (DP) solutions allows us to provide you with pin-point station keeping, so that you can focus on your mission.

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