For maritime and offshore applications we develop custom applications.
Our services include:
- monitoring and control software
- design of robotic and mechatronic systems
- modelling of dynamical ship systems
We provided our knowledge about virtual modelling to help Damen Dredging Equipment in developing the RoRo Deep Dredge. We developed virtual models that described the behavior of the draghead hanging on cables connected to the ship. We cooperated with MARIN who simulated the ships behaviour and performed the scale model tank tests. After validation with data from the scale model tank tests the virtual model was used to simulate the behavior of the draghead with regards to different design changes. It proved to be an excellent and quick tool to evaluate design changes with regards to safety and accuracy of the draghead.
Mattres laying platform
In order to protect Venice from high tides the MOSE plan was made up by Italian authorities. In this plan a flood protection infrastructure had to be placed at the inlets of the lagunes. Part of this infrastructure were mattresses which are deployed from a pontoon, carrying a mattress storage cylinder 2m under water.
Due to time constraint tank model test were not possible. We were asked to perform a computer aided behaviour model to estimate technical risks and to determine a control algorithm. The control software and hardware were delivered and tested during commissioning.
The purpose of RoboShip is to develop an intelligent multi-sensor robotsystem for inspection and maintenance of the waterballasttanks in ships. Crawling through a ballast water tank for several inspections for an inspection team is a very tedious job. In a consortium with university and industry partners with amongst others the Meyer Werft we develop the intelligent rail providing the robot a route through the ballast water tank. The rail has added functions like providing energy, position information and data to and from the robot. We also provide a User Interface for the robot operator and inspection team. The User Interface provides motion control to the robot, camera information and data acquisition.