TEC4SEA – Developing Maritime Technology
The TEC4SEA Research Infrastructure
The development of robotic platforms capable of supporting different payloads, missions, and environments is one of the core activities of TEC4SEA. The infrastructure currently possesses a vast number of such platforms, both autonomous and remotely controlled, including buoys and aerial, surface, and underwater vehicles.
Operating at sea requires the existence of reliable communications for both data and control channels. TEC4SEA possesses a set of laboratories, testbeds, equipment, and support facilities for communications experiments and development in both controlled and real environments.
No maritime operations are possible without an appropriate set of reliable sensors. TEC4SEA possesses the laboratories, know-how and skills that enable it to develop new sensors, customized to the mission, with a strong emphasis on optical and acoustic sensors.
Operating at sea requires a full set of logistical capabilities, ranging from support vessels to the existence of support installations near the waterline and the logistic capabilities to transport to seashore the equipment and resources existing in onshore laboratories. TEC4SEA possesses and makes available these capabilities.