Docking Support for Cruise Vessels

Based on camera technology, SmartQuay projects a calibrated measurement grid onto a real-time video image of the quay during the docking manoeuvre. This is displayed on the bridge and provides an indication of the gap measurement between the vessel hull and the quayside.

  • Real time calibrated measurement grid
  • Adaptable to ever-changing quaysides
  • Immune to GPS/GNSS spoofing or jamming
  • Increases docking efficiency
  • Suitable for short range operations
  • Easy to mount
  • Targetless operation (No dedicated Quayside infrastructure)

SmartQuay provides coverage of the port and starboard side of the vessel.

SmartQuay delivers a calibrated measurement grid between the vessel and the nearest extended object (e.g. a quay, pier or fender) during docking operations. Sensor pods are mounted fore and aft; port and starboard on each vessel.

The SmartQuay system provides bridge operation enhancements such as:

  • Increase visibility with relevant data
  • Assists with visual obstructions e.g. lifeboats and panoramic decks
  • Optional integration with existing bridge console and other navigation systems

    The SmartQuay Dashboard has been logically structured and carefully designed to provide a clear intuitive interface that maximises the opportunities of multi-touch user control and touchscreen technology. The innovative user interface enables DPOs to use SmartQuay safely and effectively whilst providing optimum positioning performance.

    • Ergonomically friendly - user-centred design for ease of use 
    • View multiple pod sensors on one dashboard
    • Optional full-screen modes
    • Optional touchscreen control
    • Minimalist design to reduce operational ambiguity
    • Simple and clear grid layout
    • Data logging functionality
    • Clarity and complete visibility of the sensor and the scene's operational environment

    The user interface is common across all sensors, to aid productivity and reduce cost of ownership.

    Service Interface

    A dedicated commissioning tool offers a much faster set-up time, including handling all set-up parameters from the PC rather than out at the sensor. It can also be used to read the position data when the system is in operation. This greatly improves commissioning and maintenance turnaround time.

    Patents granted or pending: US 62/638,877


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