Which are the organisation's thematic competences and experiences relevant for the project?

EWV is a company that is specialized in energy control systems for various applications. Sustainable, green energy is paramount to EVW's design and The MTT department of TU Delft have investigated for more than ten years the possibility of designing hardware and software frameworks to control and supervise multiple autonomous ships, optimize energy consumption and logistics efficiency. MTT/TEL very closely collaborates with the RAS . The strong link in between MTT and RAS enables industrial partners, policy makers, and local government to test and demonstrate the autonomous vessels in the Netherlands.


What is the benefit for the organisation from participating in the project?

AVATAR is a project that allows us to test and validate various control and coordination strategies based on real life tests. This is critically important in order to optimize and improve our methods on control of autonomous ship sailing. Moreover, TU Delft is interested in the up-scaling of different technologies that will take place during AVATAR.


What is the main role in the project?

MTT has already participated in several EU co-financed projects. In particular, in the last year TU Delft has involved in the task 9.7 of the EU project Space@Sea, where control strategies for vessel-crane interaction was developed at different sea state. Other projects: NOVIMAR (H2020); ISHY (Interreg 2 Seas programme); i-CAVE (STW Perspectief voor de Topsectoren 2015 Program); GasDrive (STW Maritime 2015 - Topsector Water Program).

What is your main role in the project?

WP2: Dissemination by means of papers and workshops
WP3: Engineering:

  • coordination of autonomous vessels
  • vessel-to-vessel communication
  • vessel-to-shore communication