NL Government Supporting Wave Monitoring Technology

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, Christopher Mitchelmore toured Rutter Inc., for a demonstration of its latest innovation for marine and marine-adjacent industries: the real-time capability to predict the movement of waves. The technology will increase safety and efficiency for operations such as helicopter landings, crew transfer, lifeboat launches, and equipment transfer.
The Provincial Government, through InnovateNL, provided Rutter a non-repayable contribution of $609,768 to develop its Wave Prediction intellectual property. Rutter’s “Wave Prediction Radar” prototype algorithms will now advance into the commercialization phase and will be operational in real‐time systems by 2020. A non-repayable contribution of $77,120 was also provided to the company through the Business Development Support program. This funding will assist with business development activities and increase market access, providing support to help grow in a competitive global environment.

Wave Prediction Radar will result in three new disruptive technologies; Sea Surface Elevation Maps, Wave Propagation–Quiet Period Prediction, and Wave Propagation‐Vessel Hydrodynamic Response. These new technologies will complement Rutter’s existing suite of real-time radar data processing products. More information on Wave Prediction Radar can be found in the backgrounder below.

Rutter Inc. is an enterprise focused on providing innovative technologies and engineering solutions. Rutter’s global network supplies technologies to improve efficiency and safety in the marine, defence, transportation, oil and gas sectors from its headquarters in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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