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dc.contributor.authorAmro, Ahmed Walid
dc.contributor.authorGkioulos, Vasileios
dc.contributor.authorKatsikas, Sokratis
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part O, Journal of risk and reliability. 2021, .en_US
dc.description.abstractNovel innovations have been witnessed in the past few years in the field of technology for autonomous vehicles. These have been exploited in various applications in the maritime domain; one such application is the proposal to develop autonomous passenger ships (APS) or ferries for carrying passengers in urban waterways. Such technology requires the integration of several components to support the safe and secure operation of the ferries. In this paper, a communication architecture is proposed, that satisfies pre-established communication requirements and supports autonomous and remotely controlled functions of an APS. The architecture was designed using the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL); this enabled an iterative design process to be followed and allows for future improvements. The proposed architecture is verified by showcasing the role of the different architectural components in addressing the requirements and in supporting the expected functions in a number of operational scenarios based on the expected operations of an APS use case called “Autoferry.” Furthermore, the proposed architecture has been evaluated by demonstrating its ability to achieve the expected performance according to the requirements, in simulated experiments using the network simulator GNS3.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.titleCommunication architecture for autonomous passenger shipen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part O, Journal of risk and reliabilityen_US
dc.description.localcode© 2021. This is the authors' accepted and refereed manuscript to the article. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license The final authenticated version is available online at:

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