CML will develop a battery hot-swap system as well as low-cost, light-weight environment sensor payload for drones. Furthermore, they are going to provide our modular USV test platform and a web based-command and control software to run the service during demonstrations.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial exploitation of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft currently operates 74 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany. The majority of the organization’s 28,000 employees are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this sum, 2.3 billion euros is generated through contract research. The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops and optimizes processes and systems along the maritime supply chain. We support private and public-sector clients with the initiation and realization of innovations through practical research projects in the fields of shipping, ports and logistics. In accordance with the project and customer requirements, we put together interdisciplinary teams of engineers, economists, mathematicians, information scientists and marine engineers to create customer-specific solutions for ship and fleet management, marine transport and navigation, ports and transportation markets. We take both the results of our varied research activities and the latest scientific insights into account. Fraunhofer CML is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund.