Autonomous Control Systems & Remote Helm Controls for Commercial Marine Vessels

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Sea Machines is a leading developer of marine control systems; autonomous command, advanced perception and remote-helm control systems for commercial vessels and workboats.

Available for installation aboard existing or new surface vessels, our technology increases marine operators’ productivity, performance and safety, while driving down operational cost and reducing risk.

Marine Control Systems by Sea Machines:

  • Are always on watch, even during periods of low-light and poor visibility;
  • Never get tired or distracted;
  • Never make mistakes;
  • Improve with each mission.

Marine Control Systems

Sea Machines autonomous control systems are ideally suited for existing or new-build commercial vessels, including fireboats, commercial survey workboats, spill-response vessels, security/patrol/search-and-rescue craft, offshore wind support vessels, aquaculture workboats and others.

Sea Machines is also a leading developer of advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types, including container ships. The company is currently testing its perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s new-build ice-class container ships and has several other installations scheduled.

SM-300 Autonomous Control System

Autonomous command and remote-helm control system for commercial marine vessels

Autonomous control system for boats

The SM300 marine control system provides full operator-in-the-loop autonomous control and command, as well as direct remote control, for unmanned commercial vessels and workboats.

SM300 Autonomous Command System

The SM300 autonomous control system is ideal for a wide range of unmanned marine missions including spill response, firefighting, surveying and security patrolling.

Vessels can be controlled from nearshore locations or nearby vessels, and also from offsite locations with reliable network connections.

The rugged onboard intelligent control hub, powered by our unique TALOS technology, interfaces with and processes data from radar, cameras, GPS, Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and more, providing automated obstacle detection and avoidance as well as powerful mission planning.

Autonomous control system

An intuitive laptop-based autonomous control system with point-and-click interface allows users to easily plan, track and record missions by simply selecting waypoints and inputting vessel parameters. The SM300 can be used to chart high-precision grid patterns or evenly-spaced sweeping trajectories for applications such as marine surveying and data acquisition. Two vessels equipped with SM300 vessel control systems can also perform autonomous collaborative missions, with the ability to maintain set path, speed and distance apart.

The SM300’s remote payload control allows operators to engage on-board fire monitors, air quality sensors, sonar systems and a variety of other payloads. The system delivers real-time data, camera and sensor feedback, providing the ability to adjust speed, course and direction as needed.

External data from sonar, radar, surface video or on-board weather stations can be easily recorded and recovered for post-mission analysis and computer-generated reporting. Sea Machines software connects seamlessly to survey data acquisition software, as well as other intelligent payload systems that allow dynamic and proactive changes to be made to pre-programmed autonomous missions.

Remote boat command system

SM-300 Specifications:

Control Hub Dimensions:50.8 x 50.8 x 22.35 cm
(20 x 20 x 8.8 in)
Control Hub Weight:29.48 kg (365 lbs)
Nearshore Communications:IP Radio, 4G/LTE
Ship-to-Ship Communications:IP Radio
Long-range Communications:Satellite (L-band, VSAT, KU, KA)

SM-200 Remote-Helm Control System

Wireless remote-helm controls for increased operational flexibility

Marine autonomy

The SM200 marine control system enables line-of-sight remote control for commercial workboats, providing unmanned or minimally manned capabilities for a wide variety of vessels including fire boats, ferries, utility vessels and more.

SM200 Remote-Helm Control System

Delivering increased productivity, capability and operator safety, the SM200 remote helm-controls can be integrated into OEM unmanned surface vessels or easily retrofitted into existing manned boats. The system’s control hub integrates with the vessel’s engine controls, steering and transmission, as well as providing flexible sensor and payload integration for winches, pumps, sonar, ROV deployment and a variety of other subsystems.

A dynamic dual-joystick remote user interface allows remote control from the shore or a nearby vessel, at distances of up to 1km. Featuring a colour LCD screen and eleven customizable toggle switches, the remote control station allows users to monitor vessel parameters and conditions such as attitude, gear, propeller speed, battery voltage and fuel level.

Remote-Helm Control System

SM-200 Specifications:

Control Hub Dimensions:40.64 x 40.64 x 17.27 cm
(16 x 16 x 6.8 in)
Control Hub Weight:17.24 kg (38 lbs)
Nominal Input Voltage:12V
Max Current:12A
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