Aker Arctic’s ice model basin is fully equipped to enable testing of new technologies and automated control systems that will pave the way to autonomous shipping. We have developed our DIVEC™ framework to allow any existing software and hardware to be easily tested in model scale. Control systems can seamlessly power conventional propulsion, podded propulsion, and transverse thrusters allowing customers to develop any vessel configuration. With completely wireless control, models are free to move throughout the ice model basin unimpaired by the testing apparatus, providing real insights into the behaviour of the vessel. All the benefits of Aker Arctic’s model testing services can be used to test autonomous ships, providing an economic and safe way to verify the vessels performance.
Read more in Arctic Passion News – issue #15 , page 14
And see the video on our youtube channel.