Kongsberg Maritime has expressed interest in using sound to automate boat location tracking. The bachelor group is entrusted with doing research into efficient ways to carry out this.
The thesis will simulate a boat that send some form of sound signals. Several microphones and an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) will be used to sample the signals. Then, using signal processing, determine how long the sound waves' arrival delay is. After that, calculate the object's direction and distance and display the results on a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
The bachelor group was unable to finish the prototype due to a lack of time. The FPGA took longer than expected to complete. As a result, the group was unable to fine-tune the inputs and alter the variables in the various classes.