The Ship Energy Systems Digital Twin Program
The goal of the DIGITSENSE Research Program is the development of an innovative intelligent digital-twin of ships' energy systems which will constitute an integrated platform for the collection, processing and visualization of the measurements from the various sensors installed on the ship, while at the same time these measurements will “feed” simulation models (graded levels of physical depth) of the ship's energy systems.
Through this platform, real-time and cumulative estimation of fuel consumption, energy flows and the carbon footprint of the energy systems of various types of ships will be achieved.
The simulation software will be embedded in the measurement collection and processing software, which will be equipped with machine learning algorithms to enable the initial calibration of the simulation models and, subsequently, to evaluate the reliability of the measurements and the operational state of energy systems in real time.
The coordinator of the project is the Department of Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering of the School of Naval Cadets, with Associate Professor Dr. Pariotis Efthimios and Coordinator the Associate Professor Dr. Ioannis Katsanis.
DIGITSENSE Program Objectives
The individual objectives of the DIGITSENSE Research Program are:
Development of physical simulation models of energy systems of a naval installation, their application and initial calibration based on measurement data.
Appropriate adaptation of sensors, equipment and measurement collection platform based on system application requirements (digital-twin).
Integration of physical simulation models into the measurement collection platform. Creation of original DIGITSENSE digital twin format.
Pilot application of the digital twin DIGITSENSE in a naval installation. Control of smooth operation, and evaluation of results.
Creation of educational material based on the results of the DIGITSENSE pilot application with the aim of optimizing ship energy systems.
Utilization of the results of the pilot application of DIGITSENSE for the purpose of economic and commercial exploitation of the system. Elaboration of a specific business exploitation plan.
Linking innovation research and entrepreneurship as well as strengthening the competitiveness, productivity and extroversion of the PRISMA company towards international markets and increasing its turnover.
Job creation during the system development phase and afterwards, as well as support for postgraduate research.
Dissemination and promotion of the results of the project in Greece and internationally.