Vibration edge computing in maritime IoT

Anna Lito Michala, Ioannis John Vourganas, Andrea Coraddu

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IoT and the Cloud are among the most disruptive changes in the way we use data today. These changes have not significantly influenced practices in condition monitoring for shipping. This is partly due to the cost of continuous data transmission. Several vessels are already equipped with a network of sensors. However, continuous monitoring is often not utilised and onshore visibility is obscured. Edge computing is a promising solution but there is a challenge sustaining the required accuracy for predictive maintenance. We investigate the use of IoT systems and Edge computing, evaluating the impact of the proposed solution on the decision making process. Data from a sensor and the NASA-IMS open repository were used to show the effectiveness of the proposed system and to evaluate it in a realistic maritime application. The results demonstrate our real-time dynamic intelligent reduction of transmitted data volume by without sacrificing specificity or sensitivity in decision making. The output of the Decision Support System fully corresponds to the monitored system's actual operating condition and the output when the raw data are used instead. The results demonstrate that the proposed more efficient approach is just as effective for the decision making process.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Number of pages18
JournalACM Transactions on Internet of Things
Issue number1
Early online date27 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


  • IoT
  • Edge computing
  • Vessel condition monitoring
  • Big data analytics
  • Vibration analysis


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