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Empresa italiana ofrece drones navales avanzados para operaciones humanas flexibles y seguras

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20161123001
Publicado:
01/12/2016
Caducidad:
01/12/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa italiana especializada en productos de defensa naval ha desarrollado vehículos de superficie avanzados no tripulados, específicamente drones navales. Esta solución está indicada para cualquier operación en la que se requiera llevar a cabo operaciones no tripuladas con alta seguridad y flexibilidad, es decir, operaciones en las que la intervención humana no es segura ni económicamente viable. La empresa busca organismos marítimos con el fin de establecer acuerdos de fabricación, comercialización con asistencia técnica o servicio.

Details

Tittle:
Italian company offers advanced naval drones for human safety and flexible operations
Summary:
An important Italian company working in naval defence products has developed advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicles, in particular naval drones. Based on military minesweeping, the civil solution is suitable for any condition where unmanned operation are required for safety and flexibility (where human intervention is not safe, secure, not economically convenient). Commercial agreement with technical assistance, manufacturing agreement or services agreement is offered to maritime organisations.
Description:
The client Italian company is considered a leading one in the naval defence sector. The company operates in the field of naval products (mainly defence) and provides solutions for marine handling and lighting technologies, with niche applications. The company is considered a world leader especially in Naval Visual Landing Aids. For the last 12 years it has been part of an United States corporation, while being before family-owned (founded in 1834). It was the first company to introduce LED replacing halogen lights in early 2000s.

One of the company´s main competitive advantages lies in the integration of mechanics, electronics, optics and hydraulics to respond to evolving market requirements. Its main product and services cover the following fields:
- Visual Landing Aids (systems helping a helicopter landing on earth, offshore platforms, naval bridges);
- complex handling systems (special doors, cranes, launch and recovery systems) including naval applications;
- Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) and Underwater Vehicles (naval drones, remotely operated vehicles - ROV).

The company offers its know-how in Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) for naval drones: the maritime equivalent of aviation drones. The company initially developed this solution for the military market, intended for minesweeping operation, based on the experience in mine-hunting solutions. The solution has then been adapted for other civil purposes. The next generation evolved to a dual-use unmanned full modular surface platform, designed to integrate different sensors and payloads to suite various mission types. It offers solutions for any environment and condition where unmanned operation are required for safety and flexibility, as well as where human intervention is not safe or secure, need support in auto-piloting or man intervention is not economically convenient.

The system controls the vehicle through:
- remote manual control by means of joystick or keyboard
- automatic track-keeping of planned tracks
- automatic mode without radio-link, in covert operation, without any direct external control.

The Italian-based company is willing to work with companies and research centres in the sector of maritime and military industry and related ones.

Flexible types of cooperation are envisageable: commercial agreement with technical assistance, manufacturing agreement or services agreement could be proposed.
Advantages and Innovations:
- It offers solutions in any situation where human intervention:
° is not safe / secure (disaster recovery, critical areas)
° need some support in auto-piloting to a predetermined route
° is not economically convenient (24/7 continuous patrolling, continuous water sampling, etc..)

- It is based on dual-use full modular surface platform

- It is the evolution of a complex, extremely secure solution developed for military (minesweeping)

- It suites various mission types, including dangerous ones

- These naval drones offer three different operating modes:
° manual assisted: remotely controlled by a joystick / keyboard of the vehicle heading and thrust
° automatic: with an automatically track-keeping of planned decided tracks. Vehicle´s motion is continuously monitored by the master station
° autonomous: automatic mode without any radio-link. The drone performs planned maneuvers / operations without any direct external control thanks to obstacle avoidance and target identification features.

- The base product is fully developed and tested at sea by several customers of the company

- Any customization can be specifically tested and the company will work together with partners to identify best options and offer support.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: industry, Institutes (e.g. Maritime agency), research centres

- Specific area of activity of the partner: research, production and sale in maritime and military industry (or related industries, interested in this type of applications)

- Task to be performed: co-working at the customisation and installation of the system; co-development of the technology implementation and its adaptation to specific desired requirements; product testing.

Flexible types of cooperation are available, all of which including technology transfer process; especially commercial agreement with technical assistance, manufacturing agreement or services agreement could be proposed.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry 250-499
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02009001 Diseño de vehículos
02011007 Guidance and control
02011004 Sistemas de navegación por satélite
02009008 Sistemas de navegación y sistemas integrados