- Detect ocean waves, including rogue waves, with minimal sensors
- Identify main wave direction to minimize rocking motion
- The solution needs to be deployable to all boats in the fleet
After consulting with other AI experts, that were more worried about what model would use rather than how it would benefit the client. They decided to stay with us, because our pragmatic approach that is 100% focused in delivering a successful project.
We developed a solution through an iterative process, with each version bringing the client closer to their desired outcome. Initially, we attempted to use computer vision and a dataset with state-of-the-art models to detect waves. However, this approach was not scalable to all the boats in the fleet. We then turned to using only IMU sensors to study the wave pattern, which was scalable to all the boats. We also used model fitting to identify the main wave direction, which provided a simple yet effective solution.
95% Wave Detection
The system was able to detect the main wave direction within minutes, and could be used by all boats
90% Rocking Minimization
By pointing the boats against the waves, they were safer and their sensor readings more accurate
100% Flexible System
The system has been designed in such a way that new features can be easily integrated