At M-NAV Solutions, we recognize the need that many Coastal States and Clients have for the surveillance and management of vessel traffic within their Coastal Waters or areas of operation.
We offer a wide range surveillance solutions and work closely with our partner, Vissim AS of Norway, to deliver tailorable solutions, utilising modern, reliable technology and hardware, state of the art software and a professional and controlled design, assembly and installation process.
We also understand that the design of any such systems are dependent on many local variables. These may include the complexity of vessel traffic and monitoring and reporting requirements, local capacity, geographical restrictions and the extent of available communication networks. Generally, “off the shelf” systems will not suit all local requirements or address local issues, so we ensure that when addressing a customer’s needs, all factors are taken into consideration and carried through into the design phase.
We can design coastal monitoring and surveillance systems that enable monitoring of vessel traffic and environmental conditions via a range of sensors – AIS, CCTV, Radar and weather stations and allow for transmission, integration and display of data where needed.
Surveillance by AIS
M-NAV Solutions offer several solutions for coastal monitoring and surveillance utilising the Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking system technology. These systems are designed to monitor and track vessel traffic via the unique AIS signature from vessels and can include standalone coastal stations or a series of sites to form a wider network.
The core elements of these systems are a range of robust, low power, remote site enclosures that house the AIS equipment and power supplies. These enclosures are lightweight and durable, designed for ease of installation in very remote locations which ensures reliable operations in even the harshest environmental conditions.
Equipment is selected for low power consumption which allows for the integration of solar power and internal battery banks, eliminating the need for backup power. Depending on the equipment utilised, our remote AIS enclosures can offer up to 15 days of autonomy, allowing for ongoing, uninterrupted operations on remote and difficult to access sites.
Our remote AIS enclosures can be designed with AIS receivers only, allowing for a small, compact unit that can be installed in strategic locations such as telecommunication sites or existing AtoN stations. When transmission of AIS data is required, or extra networking capabilities needed, the remote AIS enclosures can be installed with an AIS Base Station, providing additional flexibility and the ability to expand networks and include the monitoring of AtoN.
Multi-Sensor Surveillance and Tracking
Coastal monitoring and surveillance systems often require more complex data or additional methods of monitoring and tracking vessel traffic. This may necessitate the use of additional sensors such as radar, CCTV, weather monitoring and VHF communications.
When required in very remote areas, this further adds to the complexity of the design and operation of these sites and the need for autonomous, reliable monitoring stations. In close cooperation with our technology and integration partner Vissim AS, we can design, supply, and install coastal surveillance stations to meet any requirement.
Coastal surveillance stations can be designed as standalone sites, or as an expanded network located across several strategic locations. These stations are a combination of structures, integration of the appropriate sensors, electronics and communication enclosures and a power supply.
Structures are chosen based on site conditions, to maximise life span and reduce through-life costs. Our solutions are hardware independent and the selection of sensors is based on the data needed, environmental operating conditions and range requirements.
We can design and supply power supplies, utilising solar and wind energy to power on-site battery banks which are designed to meet any level of autonomy. Power supplies can be remotely monitored, making these stations self-sufficient and without the added operational and environmental issues associated with traditional power sources that require the storage and replenishment of fuel.
On-site electronics and sensor operating systems are installed in enclosures that are lightweight and durable, designed for ease of installation in very remote locations and operational reliability in even the harshest environmental conditions.
Surveillance and Control Centres
As with all our marine traffic surveillance solutions, we can design and install monitoring centres, allowing for collection, integration, and display of data from the surveillance network with additional capabilities as required by the client. To support network operations, we offer multiple methods of data transmission, allowing for collection of surveillance data from even the most remote sites.