SATEL radio technology is used everywhere where data needs to be transmitted wirelessly. The high-quality radio modems are reliable even in the most difficult environments, for example at sea.
Offshore operations require reliability, safety and high accuracy. Loss of an operating network in a marine environment can have disastrous consequences. Coastal manoeuvres, docking in harbours and maritime weather and environmental monitoring, metering and alert systems demand secure 24/7 real-time data communications.
SATEL’ wireless radio technology is designed to withstand extreme conditions: saltwater, high humidity, mechanical load and vibration and UV exposure.
Applications for SATEL radio technology
The heading and navigation sensors of the tugboats collect data, which is sent in real time by radio technology to the control centre. The position of the tugs is monitored from the rig, and the rig can be pulled into a correct position based on the data provided.
ADCP data telemetry
For renewable energy studies, e.g. underwater turbines, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers are deployed on the seabed. They can record and feed the data via cable to a surface buoy, where it can be transmitted ashore in real time with radio technology.
Seismic tail buoy tracking
Seismic vessels tow streamers for marine oil exploration. The streamers have a tail buoy with a navigation system, and the tail buoy position data is transmitted back to the seismic vessel with radio technology.
Offloading telemetry for oil vessels
Radio technology transfers interlock signals for pump control in a redundant system. Shuttle tanks can adjust data transfer frequency based on the settings of the oil producer.
Piloting and berthing system
Correction data for GPS-based systems. Communication via radio technology helps maintaining heading and position accuracy during possible loss of satellite signal, e.g. passing under a bridge.
Camera control for offshore surveillance
Radio technology controls e.g. pan, tilt, zoom, de-ice, etc. for surveillance cameras located offshore.
Radio technology is used in nationwide network of seawater level information systems.
Real-time monitoring of remotely located weather sensors is handled with radio technology.
Tide gauge telemetry
Water depth measurement corrections for tidal variation on hydrographic charts uses radio technology to send data from the tide gauge to the hydrographic survey vessel in real time.
Oceanographic sensor telemetry
Offshore buoys are often installed with meteorological sensors that collect data, which is transmitted ashore in real time with radio technology.
Autonomous ships and marine vessels with IoT capability need mission-critical communications everywhere at all times. The data communications needs to be reliable even when the vessels move outside conventional terrestrial network coverage areas.
Monitoring of LNG bunkering vessel
Radio technology and I/O units handle data communications between the passenger ship and the LNG bunkering vessel e.g. transfer monitoring data on gas flow, pressure and level measurements, and information on emergency shutdown.
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Marine environment sets high demands for the equipment and data transfer. The equipment needs to be robust and reliable. This is one of the reasons why Norwegian company Satpos has chosen SATEL as their partner. Satpos concentrates on the cutting edge technology mainly for the oil, gas and maritime industries.
Viking Grace is the world’s first LNG powered passenger vessel that uses radio modems for data transferring. Strict time schedules in the passenger vessel transportation give zero tolerance for errors. Data transfer based on a private network ensures the functionality and provides stability that is required in the daily procedures of the shipping trade.
Target practise at sea
The Remote Controlled Target Boat (RCTB) is used in naval gunnery training, weapons testing and ship command and control assessments. These boats are autonomous and remote controlled, and their use eliminates risks to personnel and equipment.
Challenging conditions set high standards for data transfer. One application that takes this up a notch is marine target drones. L3Harris is the leading supplier of unmanned and autonomous marine systems.