Autonomous Ship Navigation System
Vishwas Suman S Dsouza1, Yoganand H R2, Siddesh G K3
1Vishwas Suman S Dsouza, Department of Electronics and Communication, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore, India.
1Yoganand H R, Department of Electronics and Communication, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore, India.
1Dr. Siddesh G K, Department of Electronics and Communication, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bengaluru, India.
Manuscript received on July 02, 2018. | Revised Manuscript received on July 03, 2018. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2018. | PP: 12-16 | Volume-8 Issue-3, September 2018. | Retrieval Number: C3149098318/2018©BEIESP
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Abstract: The current navigation system used in ships are still manual for various operations like data acquisition and processing. An autonomous navigator must be installed on the ship when the requirement is to maneuver the ship without any assistance. Such navigators accepts the data from different sensors to gauge the locations of obstacles present in water. Our work aims at developing a prototype model of the ship that is capable of autonomously sailing and navigating its own way through the obstacles present around it. The operation of the ship involves data acquisition and decision making in real time. The operation of the ship is also simulated in MATLAB using Fuzzy Logic. The electronic system designed for the ship has excellent scalability and can be used for the larger ships as well with modifications. The final system consists of both hardware and software making the ship completely autonomous.
Keywords: Autonomous Navigator, Data Acquisition, Fuzzy Logic, MATLAB, Prototype, Scalability