Autonomous Surface Vessel with Remote Human on the Loop: System Design for STCW Compliance

Kjeld Dittmann*, Nicolas Hansen, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Signe Jensen, Marie Lützen, Mogens Blanke

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Abstract

Autonomous surface vessels comprise complex automated systems with advanced onboard sensors. These help establish situation awareness and perform many of the complex tasks required for safe navigation. However, situations occur that require assistance by a human proxy. If not physically present on board, information digestion and sharing between human and machine become crucial to maintain safe operation. This paper addresses the co-design of on-board systems and a Remote Control Centre (RCC). Using the international regulations on watch-keeping (STCW) as a basis, the paper discuss how an autonomous system is designed to meet the STCW requirements. It is discussed how the autonomous system is made aware of the state of the vessel, its surroundings, on-board defects or navigational challenges and shared with the RCC in a collaborating system perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume54
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)224-231
ISSN2405-8963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
Event13th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles - Oldenburg, Germany
Duration: 22. Sep 202124. Sep 2021

Conference

Conference13th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityOldenburg
Period22/09/202124/09/2021

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