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automated vehicles

Future Mobility Lab

Automated Vehicles

Galileo Nautic

The maritime project GALILEOnautic aims at the development of autonomous navigation and the cooperative maneuvering of vessels in harbors and harbor areas.

Here, the requirements for autonomous operation are very high, including precise localization, control of networked systems, and fault-tolerant ship guidance systems. The new European satellite navigation system Galileo, which will be operational by 2020, contributes a lot to these functionalities. Therefore, the project focuses on the development of reliable and precise maritime satellite receivers for GPS and Galileo, e.g., secure network communication and robust vessel control including system monitoring and safety systems. By means of modern navigation and communication technologies, new realization scenarios focusing on automated maritime applications will be designed. Thus, existing harbor processes will become more efficient.

The overall system will be evaluated during a demonstration at the end of the project at Rostock Port.


René Zweigel
Institute of Automatic Control
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Project duration

07/2016 – 06/2018

Project partner

Institute of Automatic Control, University of Bremen, University of Rostock, University of Applied Science Wismar, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH

Supported by

The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the joint research project GALILEOonline (title 50NA1610) supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with aid of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, in compliance with a resolution of the German Bundestag.