AVAL is R&D project conducted by the Polish multidisciplinary Science & Business consortium. Results of the project will be implemented in a new innovative autonomous vessel technology.
AVAL technology consists of three components:
- Marine Unmanned Vessel (MUV) technology. The heart of MUV is anti-collision component and a system communication with Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV).
- UAV technology is a support for marine navigation system in a collision situation. UAV is equipped with a camera and sensors to register and transfer video and hydro-meteorological data to MUV.
- Image Processing technololgy (IPT). A key element of IPT is detection and recognition algorithm of danger objects at sea (such as leasure craft, mountains ice, whales, etc. ) in images recorded by UAV camera.