SEA-KIT introduces updated vessel control system

Uncrewed surface vessel (USV) company SEA-KIT International has unveiled a new vessel control system (VCS) incorporating updated autopilot and drive modules within the company’s existing remote helm station, GSAVI.

The GSAVI VCS uses industry-standard hardware already tested on multiple SEA-KIT vessels and can communicate natively with all onboard and remote systems with modern communications protocols. The unit is able to process large amounts of data onboard to fine tune and optimise performance, monitor trends and pre-empt potential operational and navigational issues by alerting the operator.

The system also utilises edge-based computing on board the vessel, to reduce reliance on external communication and ensure real-time decision making and operation can continue in remote or communication-restricted areas.

“For vessel efficiency, reliability and to move in line with regulatory demands, we wanted to enhance and develop our tried-and-tested GSAVI system to offer full vessel control that seamlessly integrates with other payloads. I am genuinely delighted that the team has achieved that,” said Peter Walker, Technical Director at SEA-KIT.

“We will continue to develop GSAVI, working closely with industry regulators to ultimately obtain Class Approval, an important milestone not only for SEA-KIT but for the sector as a whole.”

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