The AVAL consortium had an oportunity to present the project during cycling workshops dedicated to ship maneuvering. The tradition of workshops dates back to the early nineties. In subsequent years maneuvering workshops transferred into a cyclical international conference organized under the name HYDMAN. The project presentation aroused considerable interest among participants representing universities and marine companies and institutions.
The next project meeting took place at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Bialystok University of Technology. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss integrated solutions of two main components of the AVAL technology: drones and autonomous ships.
The AVAL technology prototype will be tested on ships on the scale 1:25, before we start testing at sea. That is why AVAL project developers met in Ship Handling Research and Training Centre at Ilawa, which is owned by the Foundation for Safety of Navigation and Environment Protection: http://www.ilawashiphandling.com.pl/
The first meeting of AVAL consortium took place at Bialystok University of Technology. Welcome speech was done by Vice-rector of Science prof. Andrzej Sikorski, Dean of Computer Science Faculty prof. Marek Krętowski and Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty prof. Andrzej Seweryn. After that, Project Manager, dr Jolanta Koszelew introduced other partners:
- Ship Handling Research and Training Centre, http://www.ilawashiphandling.com.pl/ (Iława, Poland) represented by director Jacek Nowicki,
- UpLogic LLC, http://uplogic.pl/ (Bialystok, Poland) represented by dr Oskar Świda and
- Sup4Nav LLC, http://sup4nav.eu/ (Szczecin, Poland) represented by Capt. Piotr Wołejsza.
Dr Jolanta Koszelew informed about launching of project web page http://aval-project.pl/. Proposed logo of project was presented.
We are fully ready to launch the AVAL project!
Jacek Nowicki, Director of Ship Handling Research and Training Centre
Capt. Piotr Wołejsza, President of Sup4Nav LLC
prof. Zdzisław Gosiewski, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology
dr eng. Cezary Kownacki, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology
dr Oskar Świda, Vice-president of UpLogic LLC
The project logo proposal made by Capt. Piotr Wołejsza, Sup4Nav LLC
We have a pleasure to announce, that our application for research grant was positively verified by the National Centre for Research and Development.
AVAL – Autonomous Vessel with Air Look, is the project led by Bialystok University of Technology, with partnership of :
- Foundation for Safety of Navigation and Environment Protection
- UpLogic sp. z o.o. – spin off company of Bialystok University of Technology and
- Sup4Nav sp. z o.o.
The goal of the consortium is to deliver technology of autonomous vessel cooperating with UAV. The prototype of technology will be implemented on board merchant vessels in early 2020. The market product is expected in 2021.
The ranking list of competition results.