Chloe YarrienChloe Yarrien is the Maritime Autonomous Systems Engineering Lead at BMT. She graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Theoretical Physics before joining QinetiQ to work in mine countermeasures. Chloe has been at BMT for six years, her recent work includes managing BMT’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Synthetic Environment Assurance Service (MAS SEAS), providing engineering expertise into Project WILTON in the MoD Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) team and developing CONEMPs for Multi-Domain Integrated Swarm (MDIS) concepts. Chloe sits on various industry groups including the Society of Maritime Industries Autonomy Council and the Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group.
Scaling up maritime autonomy: LUSV vision and key design considerations
The sustainability, efficiency and safety benefits of maritime autonomy are being realized at an ever-increasing pace at the workboat end of the market. Small (<24m) USVs have experienced the highest rates of development and proliferation due to their relatively inexpensive nature and aptitude for completing dull, dirty and dangerous tasks, but there are drawbacks. Scaling up vessels opens the door to a broader selection of uses and brings further benefits. This presentation discusses key design considerations and benefits of a large USV as well as key challenges and areas of development required to achieve the vision.