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REmote Drone-based ship HUll Survey


REDHUS will demonstrate a remote ship cargo hold/tank survey, based on a new survey process utilizing new automated drone inspection technologies and new automated analysis technologies of drone inspection video data for the ship structure. By making the proposed survey a future standard procedure, DNV GL expects more loyal customers and will enable economic gains for ship owners and ship managers by more flexible and less costly surveys, and at the same time opening up market opportunities for drone services suppliers. REDHUS is proposed today to respond to a growing need for remote services, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and relating restrictions to access industrial assets for traditional inspection, as well as previously existing but largely unmet customer needs for less intrusive, more flexible survey campaigns and more consistent, standardized reporting for international fleets. By developing new technologies, and eventually demonstrating a remote drone-based ship cargo hold/tank survey in real-life conditions, REDHUS will enable drone-based ship hull inspection as industrial standard and realize economic and health, safety benefits. The key technology developments, building blocks, to enable the above are: A. Automated generation and verification of drone inspection flight plan, based on metrics and simulation B. Automated execution of drone flight , new guidelines for drone inspection and data standard C. Automated analysis of inspection data/video for cracks , corrosion, coating damage, deformation, leakage detachment and display of findings such that remote surveyor becomes situationally aware D. A new survey process to maximize benefits from remote data collection and automated analysis E. A new micro drone technology capable of navigating through confined ballast water tanks

Project leader: Geir Hamre

Started: 2021

Ends: 2023

Category: Næringsliv

Sector: Næringsliv

Budget: 15979000

Institution: DNV AS

Address: Bærum