DockingAssist: A novel vessel navigation system design based on WiMAX and DGNSS

L. Jiang, J. Perello, Jarmo Prokkola, Jarno Pinola, Esa Piri, J. Romero, E. Gutierrez, N. Blanco-Delgado

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    Abstract

    The DockingAssist system is a centralised, costeffective, real-time navigation system that provides the necessary centimetre positioning and speed accuracy to ensure efficient and safe manoeuvring within a entire port area, thereby enhancing vessel trajectory and providing constant monitoring of moored/docked vessels. By reducing transit, this system will result in improved port traffic management and lower operating expenses, CO2 emissions and fuel usage, thereby lessening the environmental impact of shipping. The reduced transit time will increase throughput in ports with a low investment. Our solution is based on WiMAX technology transmitting DGNSS positioning data in harbours. We provide proof-of-concept results based on empirical measurements performed in a real harbour. We find that WiMAX fulfils the requirements for accurate vessel positioning and navigation in harbour environment while providing wireless network capacity also for other services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2013
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-6033-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6031-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2013 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 20 Mar 201321 Mar 2013

    Workshop

    Workshop10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2013
    Abbreviated titleWPNC 2013
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityDresden
    Period20/03/1321/03/13

    Keywords

    • DGNSS
    • harbour
    • measurements
    • navigation
    • port
    • portable pilot unit
    • positioning
    • wiMAX

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