An oceanic challenge
The absence of a crew allows MAS to spend long durations at sea. This also presents many problems around how the vessel will navigate itself. Who will make the decisions that a mariner would in difficult, changing conditions? This has been an epic challenge as many tasks on board typically rely heavily on human control and intervention.
MarineAI is playing a leading role in solving these problems and making sure the vessel can make its own decisions without a crew.
“One of the many challenges was how would the vessel know what depths of water were safe to sail in for such a long voyage? Usually, this activity is monitored by the crew. We have solved the problem with the implementation of the ENCX SDK” said Don Scott of MarineAI.
is a fully featured SDK to add charting functionality to third party software and is a CherSoft, part of the Weilbach group, offering.
MarineAI uses the ENCX SDK onboard MAS to derive depths and navigational hazards from ENC chart data so that a safe route can be plotted for the vessel to follow.