Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Alternate Communications Systems

Facilitating high-fidelity communications for offshore wind support fleets.

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The Project

As the offshore wind industry moves towards becoming a more established marketplace, owner/operators are looking to establish optimal strategies and technologies for the delivery of cost-effective, safe, and sustainable practices to maintain not just single wind farms but entire fleets further from shore.

The Alternate Communications Systems project aims to develop and demonstrate the following:

  • Suitable in-field communications to support hi-fidelity communications for video, voice and data.
  • Remote diagnostic and augmented reality technology for the offshore wind sector.
  • Appropriate business models for operations and maintenance technology and technician support.

ORE Catapult will provide access to companies with suitable technologies to demonstrate at the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine, and will also facilitate access to other offshore assets for demonstration purposes.

 


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