MARIN wants to stimulate the development and use of innovative ideas in dynamic positioning applications. We believe that the maritime industry could benefit from open technical discussions, cooperative research efforts and sharing of new developments. In the new joint industry project "openDP" a software platform for the development and testing of dynamic positioning applications will be made available to all project participants. This frame work consists of a complete time-domain simulation model of a vessel in wind, waves and current, combined with a generic DP system and thrusters. Users can focus on the development of their own control algorithms, without the need to worry about the correct modelling of the vessel behaviour.
To support the development of innovative DP applications in complex operations at sea.
To encourage discussion, co-operation and sharing of results.
In order to achieve this the open DP JIP will provide a software frame work for joint development of new technology for dynamic positioning applications, dynamic tracking and motion control.