Controlling wave propelled USVs

In the 25 years since Dynautics was established (take a look at our company timeline here), we have encountered a wide range of vessels, missions and combinations of propulsors and steering devices, for both surface and subsurface vessels. The team has developed methods to combine control parameters in different ways to suit the vessel and its mission requirements, and


Tracking the sun with floating solar

Floating solar presents many benefits, offering a source of renewable energy where land is scarce. Instead of covering valuable land, this technology uses large bodies of water, usually lakes and reservoirs, to host arrays of solar panels. Floating solar studies have also shown multiple water quality and water retention benefits, with a reduction in evaporation and harmful algae blooms.


Dynautics vessel control system for surface-submersible assault craft

In 2023, advanced maritime technology specialists, Subsea Craft, approached Dynautics to collaborate on the vessel control system for VICTA, the company's next-generation maritime payload delivery platform and “the world’s most advanced surface-submersible assault craft” (Subsea Craft). Dynautics has since developed a customised control system for Subsea Craft based on its commercially proven SPECTRE autopilot technology, enhancing it with the


Nurturing future maritime autonomy talent

An article by Dr Henry Robinson, CEO of Dynautics. For some years now, Dynautics has supported the development of future marine technologist talent by sponsoring and working hands-on with the Society of Maritime Industries’ (SMI) MAChallenge competition. The 2022-23 challenge was particularly rewarding, so I wanted to share some of my experiences from the finals, which took place in June 2023


Controlling the future of maritime operations

As maritime stakeholders increasingly look to uncrewed vessel technology to complete a wider range of offshore survey, surveillance and inspection tasks, the systems that are used to control these flexible platforms are developing apace. Unmanned surface vessels (USVs) offer a low impact, non-invasive and cost-effective solution for an industry that has set itself ambitious net zero emission goals, and the


Dynautics supports multipurpose USV project

Dynautics recently worked on a collaborative project with HydroSurv and Sonardyne International to demonstrate extended range uncrewed operations using a hybrid powered vessel. The REAV-60 design from Exeter-based USV developer HydroSurv, named USV Decibel, successfully completed its first sea trials for Sonardyne at Smart Sound Plymouth in early May 2022, a key milestone for the project partners. For trusted and persistent

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