Sea Technology

JUL 2018

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38 ST | July 2018 www.sea-technology.com on commercial operations in the shipping sector: "When it comes to shipping's digital transforma- tion, the industry's attention has been focused on vessel-based tech- nologies, but there are also huge inefficiencies in the shore-based operations of many organizations. Personal email systems like Outlook were never meant for team collabo- ration or business transactions. For fast-moving environments, such as the offices of shipowners, brokers, charterers and traders, these out- moded tools are productivity kill- ers. By contrast, team collaboration tools such as SEDNA can save users up to two full-time hours per day." Kalmar Fully Electric by 2021 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has committed to reduce emissions in cargo and material handling opera- tions by fostering eco-efficient tech- nologies. Kalmar's full offering will be available as electrically powered versions by 2021, in line with Car- gotec's sustainability roadmap. More than 50 percent of Kalmar cargo handling equipment is al- ready available with electric power sources. Kalmar has also introduced its future vision for mobile equip- ment: the Kalmar Future Genera- tion; driverless vehicles will enter logistic operations in industrial and material handling, expanding the benefits of automation to the full lo- gistics chain. Machine Deep Learning For Autonomous Navigation ASV Global is leading a research project in partnership with BMT to enhance the safety and reliability of autonomous navigation using deep-learning machine vision sys- tems trained with simulated and real-world data. Partly funded by Innovate UK, this project will en- hance situational awareness for a USV to operate in extreme and con- gested marine environments. The Synthetic Imagery training for Machine Vision in Extreme En- vironments (SIMVEE) project will build on ASV's existing, COLREG cognisant, autonomous collision avoidance and path planning ca- pability. BMT's REMBRANDT sim- ulator will train and validate ASV Global's vision algorithms to detect and classify objects at sea. 'Honeycomb' Material Could Superpower Batteries Scientists at the University of Missouri have created a material that could extend the life of batter- ies in electronics by more than 100 times. Semiconductor diodes and amplifiers, often made of silicon or germanium, are key in modern elec- tronic devices. A team has devel- oped a 2D, nanostructured material by depositing a magnetic alloy on the honeycomb structured template of a silicon surface. The new mate- rial conducts unidirectional current. The magnetic diode paves the way for new magnetic transistors and amplifiers that dissipate very little power, increasing the efficiency of the power source. ST & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 info@instrumentsinc.com Copyright 2018 isit our .instrumentsinc.com Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs.

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