Worlds first DVL with Artificial Intelligence?
Classic DVLs calculate the velocity by looking at the measured frequency shift (aka the Doppler effect) between the transmitted and received sound wave. This technique is well documented and works well. But modern technologies enables us to take it several steps further!
No frequency shift calculations
The Water Linked DVL algorithms actually does NOT calculate the frequency shift at all. Instead we incorporate a wide range of techniques normally not used in DVLs. We do this because we wanted to bring to the market a DVL with very robust performance while keeping the size/price small.
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
A countless number of test results has been collected and fed into our own machine learning AI algorithms where the DVL as a result has “learned” how different seabeds and other reflective areas “sounds like”.
Multiple side-by-side comparisons between classic algorithms and our AI engine has proven that AI is significantly better at coming to the correct conclusion.
Having AI in the core also enables us to keep feeding samples into the machine learning modules making the DVL become even better to estimate the correct velocities, bottom lock etc. The new performance levels will arrive to the customers directly through software upgrades.