A system for analyzing the parameters of the vessel's movement

Marineo is a unified information and telecommunication system that analyzes a vessel’s movement data and the surrounding hydrometeorological situation automatically. The installation cuts down on fuel use while also improving marine navigational safety.

Industry:

Equipment & Tools

All

TRL:

1 → 6

Project duration:

8 months

Challenge

Large and small vessels have hardware-software complexes installed on their decks. This makes it easier to equip existing vessels by simplifying cabling, yet it might create additional requirements to the product's hardware complex. 

The deck is not the most protected vessel’s part. It can be exposed to seawater, ultraviolet radiation, vibration and sharp blow, which places high demands on the hull’s components and attachments for strength and durability. At the same time, the system is modular, so installation should be carried out quickly and with a minimum of additional tools. 

Our Role

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Concept Development
  • 2D drawings and engineering documentation
  • Software Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Design
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing

Technologies Used

Engineering calculations (strength)

Function Testing

LED

Multilayers PCB stack
SMD

CAN

ARM

LDO

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Approach & Solution

The dashboard of the modules is realized with the help of a sticker resistant to ultraviolet radiation and salt water.

It is not required to shield each element against external impacts in modular systems; simply the outer surface of a module's enclosure can be protected. The product must be viewed as a collection of modules. In this case, one can eliminate the undesirable losses, such as extra loops, complex case parts, and redundant machining. At the same time, it might help reduce the module system’s assembly time and ensure the required safety level. We didn’t utilize pricey protected connectors and loops to join the modules together in this project. We designed the system so that the tightness is obtained by placing the modules in close proximity and using a low-cost silicone gasket.

We created a unique attachment that allows the modules to be firmly connected to one another. Additional modules are delivered “sandwich-like” through pressure connections.The solution of sealing the modules together with a silicone seal provided the clamping connections with the requisite level of protection IP-67. We used an externally sourced antenna because the module packages are constructed of metal. The antenna was installed using the only IP-67 protected connector available.

Results and Benefits

EnCata successfully completed the project. The modules underwent testing with positive findings before being delivered to the Customer.

The Customer received the 4 modules  assembled and ready for testing, adjustment and installation on the vessel. Moreover, we provided a manual for utilizing the modules and connecting them to one another, as well as CAD files. 

The packaging was also developed by EnCata.

TRL-7

The modules were developed from the idea phase up to field testing

90%

of connectors and cables were saved due to the modules’ rational layout.

IP-67

Seawater and wave vibration resistant enclosure.

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