Planet Solar SA

Control systems for marine propulsion systems

Control system for

semi-submerged double propeller

Objective

  • Innovative control system for inland and seagoing vessels
  • Adaptive control for rudderless semi-submersible multi-propeller drives

Solutuion

  • Implementation of a redundant control system for semi-submersible double propellers consisting of direction and propulsion control as well as an alarm system for the propulsion system

Customer Benefits

  • Fail-safe propulsion control system for the solar-powered catamaran Tûranor PlanetSolar
  • First vessel to sail around the world solely powered by solar energy in 2010 to 2012
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