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MAROFF-2-Maritim virksomhet og offsh-2

SteelWave High Volume Wireless Communication Platform for Steel Environments (HWC-SE)

Alternative title: Høydata trådløst nettverk for stålmiljø i maritim sektor.

Awarded: NOK 5.8 mill.

Wireless Communication Revolution in Maritime Industry Scandinavian Reach Technologies is spearheading a groundbreaking project to transform wireless communication within large steel structures, like ships. The focus is on enhancing their Onboard Wireless Connectivity (OWC) product to meet the growing demands of the maritime, offshore, and sea wind industries, which are rapidly shifting towards digital and IoT-based operations for improved efficiency, safety, and resilience. Innovative Technology: The technology is designed to enable robust wireless communication in steel-dominated environments, a notable challenge in the maritime sector. This tech is based on low-power radio mesh networking nodes, facilitating wireless data transfer throughout ships, paving the way for various IoT applications like tracking personnel and assets, and integrating environmental sensors. Recognizing the industry's shift towards Digital Twins, Machine Learning, and Real-time Energy Consumption monitoring, the company is developing the next generation of advanced communication nodes. These nodes aim to handle larger volumes of wireless data, making them suitable for the high-tech demands of modern shipping. Benefits Over Traditional Systems: This innovation stands out from traditional wireless solutions, which often struggle in dense steel ship environments and use of cabels. It eliminates the need for extensive and costly cabling, leading to simplified infrastructure, easier installation, and lower maintenance costs. Research and Development Focus: The R&D efforts are centered on developing an efficient and reliable wireless system for maritime industries. This includes identifying usable frequencies and protocols for robust communication in steel-heavy environments and designing compact, energy-efficient hardware. The project involves a blend of literature review, computer simulations, experimental prototyping, and field testing.

This project strives to advance wireless communication in large steel structures, such as ships, improving our existing Onboard Wireless Connectivity (OWC) product. This enhancement will bolster Scandinavian Reach Technologies AS market presence and relevance in the competitive shipping industry. The primary need for this innovation arises from the maritime, offshore, and sea wind industries. These industries are transitioning towards digital and IoT-based operational models for efficiency, safety, and resilience. Scandinavian Reach Technologies is at the forefront of addressing this need. Its revolutionary technology enables efficient wireless communication within confined steel environments. It eliminates the need for costly and complex cabling based on an innovative, low-power radio mesh networking node that allows wireless data transport to the gateway/edge computer throughout the mesh network. This technology paves the way for various IoT applications, such as tracking personnel and assets, collecting environmental sensor readings, and integrating other third-party sensors. While the company's current mesh nodes are designed for simple sensor data and limited data volumes, the emerging ambitions for Digital Twins, Machine Learning models, and Real-time Energy Consumption monitoring in the industry have created a demand for high-volume wireless data transport to an internet endpoint. To meet this demand, Scandinavian Reach Technologies AS is dedicated to developing next-generation communication nodes capable of handling large amounts of wireless data in complex steel environments to replace signal cabling entirely.

Funding scheme:

MAROFF-2-Maritim virksomhet og offsh-2

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