HiNAS

Hyundai intelligent Navigation Assistant System

Navigation Assistant
System

General

Degree 1~2

HiNAS is a computer vision and AI-based system that assist safe navigation by displaying detected ships and navigation information in AR images.

Also, it enables to overcome the limitation of conventional sensors of the ship through sensor fusion technology.

  • Degree 2 NAS 2.0
  • Degree 1 NAS
  • Detection
  • Situation
    analysis
  • Planning
  • Control

NAS Key Features

Deep learning-based
automatic object
detection

AI-supported camera-based lookout assistance

Sensor fusion-based
situational awareness

Radar, AIS and camera sensor fusion for higher
accuracy and robustness

Augmented Reality visualization

Intuitive navigation assistance and collision & grounding alarm

Control

Development of degree 2 solution replacing sailors’ recognition, decision, and control capabilities completely

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NAS Installation

Hardware
Configuration

AI.R. camera
640x512, HFOV 50˚
(Total field of visibility of 140˚)
BE.O. camera
1920x1080, HFOV 110˚
(Total field of visibility of 180˚)
Single board computer
8-Core ARM v8.2 64-Bit CPU, VLIW vision processor
Main Server
2TB HDD, 16GB DDR4,
Class Type approval
Monitor
27 inches (1920x1080)
or 49.5 inches (1920x540)

Installation
Example

NAS can be installed during vessel construction or by retrofit.
You can monitor NAS through a mobile phone or tablet from any location on the ship.

Berthing Assistant
System

General

Degree 1

A Pilot commands several tugboats simultaneously for berthing and unberthing.

HiBAS shows a top view image converted from input images recorded by multiple bird-eye cameras installed around the ship. So, real-time vessel around view technology will improve berthing and unberthing safety.

  • Degree 1 BAS
  • Detection
  • Situation analysis
  • Planning
  • Control

BAS Key Features

Top view image

Display of the situations around the ship in a 360-degree top view augmented reality image.

Using 32-channel LiDAR and deep learning technology

Development of 3D BAS for the next version

BAS Installation

Hardware
Configuration

E.O. camera
HFOV 195º with Fisheye Lens
Single board computer
Quad-core ARM A57 CPU
E.O. camera
HFOV 195º with Fisheye Lens
Lidar
32 channels, Range abt. 100m
Single board computer
Quad-core ARM A57 CPU
Switching Hub
Switching Hub
Main Server
2TB HDD, 16GB DDR4,
Class Type approval
Monitor
27 inches (1920x1080)
or 49.5 inches (1920x540)

Installation
Example

BAS can be installed during vessel construction or by retrofit.
You can monitor BAS through a mobile phone or tablet from any location on the ship.
BAS can also be usefully used on not only large merchant vessels but also tugboats and military ships for the navy and coastguard.
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Detection, Then Action

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4 Degrees of Ship Automation

Now, we research and develop and commercialize degree 1 & 2 autonomous navigation solutions (Assistant system).

In addition to this, we continue to research and develop degree 3&4 solutions (Autonomous system).

IMO

Like autonomous car, according to IMO, autonomous ship divides into 4 degrees.

  • Watch/Monitoring
  • Control/Operation
  • Driver responsibility
  • System Control/Driver responsibility
  • System responsibility
Assistant system
  • Degree 1 icon

    Ship with automated processes and decision support

  • Degree 2 icon

    Remotely controlled ship with seafarers on board

Autonomous system
  • Degree 3 icon

    Remotely controlled ship without seafarers on board

  • Degree 4 icon

    Fully autonomous ship

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At a Glance

Korea is a well-respected shipbuilding powerhouse.

However, to maintain this great reputation, it is essential to lead the technology in the field of autonomous operation, which will be the core technology for the next-generation shipping industry.

If you settle for the current level of technology and situation, you will never discover a new ocean.

The development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology in vehicles are already underway.

In contrast, the level of commercialization of autonomous navigation technology is still very low, and there hasn’t been a global case of commercialization yet.

Korea has the advantages for autonomous navigation technology development, as we are the best in the world for shipbuilding and ICT infrastructure.

Therefore, Avikus' goal is not to settle for the current technology but to develop and commercialize technologies for the future to be the pioneer of the future shipping industry.

We succeeded in commercializing HiNAS(Hyundai intelligent Navigation Assistant System) for the first time in the world and will be a 'Maritime Autonomous Pioneer' that leads the commercialization of autonomous navigation solutions for all ships from large commercial vessels to leisure boats based on the largest number of commercialization cases and data of ours.

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NAS 2.0

Ongoing Projects

2022

World's 1st Atonomous Large Merchant Vessel Trans Oceanic Voyage

Autonomous LNG Carrier
Trans-Ocean Project

NAS 2.0 console for navigation control
180K LNGC Built by HHI
HIL Simulator

We installed NAS 2.0 on a large LNG carrier built by HHI and planned to demonstrate its autonomous navigation across the ocean for the first time in the world.

2023

Korea’s 1st Fully Autonomous Large Commercial Vessel

Ulsan City Autonomous
Whale Tour Ship

NAS 2.0 will be installed on the 90meter long whale tour ship and it will be Korea's first fully autonomous navigation test for a large commercial vessel.

We will demonstrate autonomous navigation solutions with Ulsan City after the delivery of the ship, which is scheduled to be conducted by the end of 2022.

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