Testing mechatronic devices, especially at sea, is far from being a trivial job, as many aspects have to be carefully considered, planned and managed.
The first step before any trial is the clear definition of its real goals. Only based on that, a proper sequence of experiments, capable of providing precise answers to all the interrogations behind the tests can be specified.
Once the list of tests to be executed is detailed, all the other relevant decisions can be taken: the selection of a proper site for the experiments, the identification of the necessary means and supporting facilities, the preparation of an adequate kit of spare parts, the accurate planning of all the operations, including the management of all the issues related with the transportation of people and equipment, the temporal schedules and constraints, and any other relevant logistic details.
From the above complexity, it emerges how collected past experiences represent one of the main factors for success.
Graal Tech partecipated to several initiatives within marine operations, related with environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, scientific tests.
In addition, field tests are autonomously organized and routinely carried out by Graal Tech people, for assessing the functioning and the performance of the mechatronic systems under development.
The strong gathered experiences during years of field trials make Graal Tech people very skilled in all the aspects required for defining, planning and executing an experimental campaign.