|Time||Project Coordinator||Funding Scheme|
|Start date: June 2009
End date: June 2012
|RINA||FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
Reengineering of the overall vessel-inspection methodology, by introducing an innovative system concept that incorporates state of the art technologies, but at the same time formulates a new standardization of the overall inspection process.
Analysis and assessment of the tasks required during a vessel inspection, development of the corresponding system architecture and evaluation of the proposed scheme.
Verification, during the trials, that remotely operated robots can efficiently perform inspection tasks.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s FP7 collaborative project under Grant agreement No 233715.
MINOAS has developed a novel system that introduces new technological tools and standardizes the required methodologies for the vessel inspection, affecting significant financial costs related to the inspection / survey process, cost of vessel downtimes and man-hour costs due to the survey duration and the time needed for the vessel preparation.
The system provides also additional technological features to the existing procedures such as extensive recording of the acquired data, decision support tools for image feature extraction and automation properties to the use of the tools deployed.