DLBA Naval Architects created a yacht concept called TEMPO with an artificial intelligence system.

The 58m design TEMPO is the showcase project for an autonomous yacht with all the artificial intelligence systems to monitor the health of the systems, that are in use on commercial and military ships.

“The name of the concept is tied to the uptick in operational tempo that the AI will make possible through enhanced reliability and operational availability, meaning that owners and guest will be able to spend more quality time onboard enjoying all that yachting can offer.”

Navigation Autonomy

The autonomy of the navigation helps captain and crew to operate the yacht. It is in service in the commercial and military sector successful for years. The system use radar, AIS, electronic charts, video cameras and weather information systems to receive information.

“The operator is left to maintain a presence while the autonomous navigation system guides the vessel. The reduced level of focus required in this area results in higher situational awareness. The benefits to this include a reduced risk of collision and grounding, avoidance of heavy weather, optimization of fuel consumption and lower operator workload.”

Equipment & Health Monitoring

Equipment Health Monitoring

With those systems, a yacht or ship turns into a floating datacenter with complex systems with a lot of data streams that need to be monitored.

“Capturing and monitoring the data in real-time provides advanced diagnostics and prognostics of onboard systems and equipment through the use of sensors and data collection. Trending and
machine-learning can then be used to provide real-time feedback on board the vessel for almost all systems, which can then be used to identify almost all potential faults in advance – allowing for correction before they occur and maximizing the owner’s use and enjoyment of the vessel.”

Equipment & Health monitoring for Ships and Yachts

Cyber Security

Autonomous and unmanned, respectively, remote-controlled vessels need encrypted communication channels to protect against cybercriminals.

“Convergence of information and operational technology, including ICS components, on autonomous vessels highlight the importance of data integrity and system availability. A comprehensive and a holistic cybersecurity
approach addresses these concerns.”