078 - Maritime Autonomous Navigation using Alternative Absolute Positioning Techniques (MANAA)

078 - Maritime Autonomous Navigation using Alternative Absolute Positioning Techniques (MANAA)

Status: On Going

Activity Code: NAVISP-EL1-078

Start date: 30/05/2024

Duration: 18 Months

The “Maritime Autonomous Navigation using Alternative Absolute positioning techniques” (MANAA) project will provide new ways of integrating millennia old celestial navigation techniques with state-of-the-art technology and thinking, whilst developing visual and non-visual spectrum optical techniques and sensors with the potential to observe celestial bodies independently of the lighting and weather conditions. MANAA will develop algorithms to process the acquired data, combining it with other typical maritime sensors such as IMUs to achieve a non-RF dependent positioning solution in open sea. RF techniques will therefore be used only for error bounding and given minimal recognition in the developed techniques. This work will build upon a thorough state-of-the-art review, and this will be used to elicit user and system requirements for the design.

Prime contractor

Telespazio UK Ltd (TPZ UK)

Name: Telespazio UK Ltd (TPZ UK)

Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://telespazio.co.uk

Subcontractors

GLA Research and Development (GRAD)

Name: GLA Research and Development (GRAD)

Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://www.gla-rad.org/

Cranfield University

Name: Cranfield University

Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/

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