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
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period20/03/1321/03/13

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Keywords

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

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Jiang, L., Perello, J., Prokkola, J., Pinola, J., Piri, E., Romero, J., Gutierrez, E., & Blanco-Delgado, N. (2013). DockingAssist: A novel vessel navigation system design based on WiMAX and DGNSS. In Proceedings: 10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2013 [6533259] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/WPNC.2013.6533259