Only until recently, the maritime domain has started to adopt advanced, highlyautomated assistance systems to support mariners in safety-critical navigation tasks. In this domain, the Use Case elaborates new, advanced simulation and testing approaches by an extensive exchange and use of proven as well as newly elaborated approaches in the ENABLE- S3 project, especially from the automotive domain. The result of the Maritime Use Case will be a comprehensive description of the system under test (SUT) and the requirements for the V&V platform. The impact  of this ENABLE-S3 Use Case will be to speed up the development of advanced  virtual and physical testing, simulation, and type approval approaches for highly automated navigation systems  to reduce time to market for European e-Navigation (short: e-NAV) providers, thereby increasing the competiveness of the European maritime industry.

The goal of this demonstrator is to test the quality of the system under test and the Maritime Co-Simulation. In the next step, a scenario based V&V approach of remote guidance functions of  the Maritime Co-Simulator and Shore Based Bridge (SBB) is tested for crew reduced vessels/unmanned vessels, comprising 6 scenarios:

  1. Passage Planning and Deployment
  2. Passage Monitoring
  3. Reaction to monitoring information
  4. Acknowledgement on board
  5. Remote vessel guidance
  6. “Fail-safe” and “fail-operational”

This demonstrator consists of a video showing the “Shore Based Bridge” operating a real test vessel and a live demo of a simulated data exchange Vessel to “Shore Based Bridge”  via Satellite connection; a simulation will be achieved by using NMEA simulator, satellite emulator and SBB.


On-going activities are now related to:

  • Two Co-simulation capacities are part of the Maritime use case, and are under testing:
    • A co-simulator between the Ship-Engine model (AVL-SF) in Regensburg and the Runtime (OFFIS) in Oldenburg.
    • A co-simulator for satellite communication between GUT in Gdansk and the Runtime (OFFIS) in Oldenburg.
  • Class-company DNV-GL investigates how ENABLE*S3 scenario-based V&V can be utilised in classification/type approval with the aim to reduce overall testing efforts and costs. A report will be made by end of 2018.
  • Refinement of the Shore-Based-Bridge to meet request from the UC10;
    • Refinement of an automatic Passage Plan module
    • Looking into SBB as part of a “Fleet Management solution” – see figure 1.
    • Development and testing of a hand-held display (Moring Assistance) for Predicted path and Docking operations - – see figure 2.
  • Report related to Safety analysis is under work
  • Two Key Journal reports under work related to the Maritime domain; one related to Co-simulation and one related to V&V.

Testing SBB as part of a “Fleet Management solution”

Testing SBB extended with a hand-held display for Predicted path and Docking operations