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Wavex® is a virtual sensor that leverages X-band navigation radar technology for wave, surface current and speed through water measurements.

The sensor eliminates the time and cost issues associated with installing and maintaining underwater equipment and can interface with an existing marine X-band radar without calibration.

Wavex is ideal for vessels at any ship speed, has been thoroughly tested and proven for decades and is DNV-certified.

Wavex virtual sensor for wave, surface current and speed through water measurements.

Novel data fusion technique

Wavex captures and processes sea surface backscatter data from a standard X-band marine navigation radar. Through robust, accurate and adaptive algorithms it calculates directional wave, surface current and speed through water (STW) data. Measurements are made in a relevant area of the waterbody, unaffected by the vessel or offshore structure itself.

Novel data fusion techniques combine Wavex STW, gyro, GPS and speed log data to maintain accurate STW measurements, even when conditions for radar-based STW measurements are too marginal.

Why Wavex?

Accurate and reliable wave parameters, including 2D spectrum, surface current magnitude and direction as well as STW calculations, bring significant benefits including:
• Speed optimization to reduce fuel
• Enhanced hull and propeller performance management
• Reduced costs and risks due to weather claims
• Reduced weather-related vessel and cargo damage
• Increased passenger comfort

Wavex is an IoT-enabled device that can be easily and securely integrated with both local and remote systems. View and analyze real-time and historical data anytime, anywhere, on any device.

  • Real-time directional wave measurements 
  • Real-time surface current measurements 
  • Real-time STW measurements 
  • Operates at any ship speed, or from fixed or floating locations 
  • No calibration required 
  • No parts submerged in water 
  • Low maintenance costs 
  • Integrates with third-party systems 
  • IoT-enabled & Cloud-integrated 
  • Access data locally & remotely 
  • Advanced AI data quality control 

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Operations teams: Can use Data Explorer to gain a better understanding of their operations and make data-driven decisions.
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Who can benefit?

Anyone operating a vessel or a moving floating object:
Wavex measures ocean surface currents accurately and in real-time, unaffected by vessel motion and propellers while eliminating the cost of traditional underwater sensors, associated maintenance, and underwater operations.
Get real-time and historical data for accurate vessel performance analysis and fuel optimisation, structural integrity verification. Also are the measured data relevant to reducing damage to vessel & cargo and avoiding uncertainty in weather claims as well as to increasing passenger comfort.

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