• TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY

    UNDERWATER HULL OBSERVATION SYSTEM ARMUS

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 215-218

    The ARMUS system presents a new approach for observation of the hull of large marine vessels providing fast, but at the same time very accurate and reliable method for underwater inspection, detection and identification of various threats. ARMUS is magnetic tracks based mobile robot capable to stick-on and move along iron surfaces and operate in extreme environmental conditions, including under the water surface. Among the main advantages of the ARMUS system is its ability to reduce significantly the time for hull inspection by providing in process estimation and assessment of the hull while the ship is in motion. This advantage reduces significantly the standby time of the ships when inspection of the hull is required before entering a port. On other hand the in process inspection allows the vessels to be observed continuously during the voyage. Another important advantage of ARMUS is its capability to stay underwater as long as it is necessary. The system is powered and controlled directly by the vessel it inspects and may operate in long cycles without maintenance and recharge.

  • AUTONOMOUS PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY FOR BIOMASS TRANSPORT

    Mechanization in agriculture & Conserving of the resources, Vol. 62 (2016), Issue 2, pg(s) 3-7

    The article presents guidelines, developed concepts and the construction of specialized technology tracked vehicle for the transport of biomass on wetlands, implemented within the framework of the development project No. PBS2/B8/11/2013 “Autonomous transport technology of the harvested biomass on protected wetlands" bound removal of unwanted vegetation from protected areas especially national parks, landscape parks and Natura 2000. The design of the new vehicle has been developed by a consortium led by the team of Power Engineering and Dynamics of Agricultural Engineering, BE-PIMR in Poznan. Its task is to find a solution that would significantly increase the efficiency of the process of obtaining biomass, taking into account the autonomy of action of the resulting structure. This technology will be one of the important links of the system built for the maintenance and improvement of biodiversity in protected areas.