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Man Overboard Detection System Using IoT for Navigation Model

Hüseyin Gürüler1, Murat Altun1, Faheem Khan2, Taegkeun Whangbo2,*

1 Department of Information Systems Engineering, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey
2 Artificial Intelligence Lab, Department of Computer Engineering, Gachon University, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Taegkeun Whangbo. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Machine Learning Empowered Secure Computing for Intelligent Systems)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 71(3), 4955-4969.


Security measures and contingency plans have been established in order to ensure human safety especially in the floating elements like ferry, ro-ro, catamaran, frigate, yacht that are the vehicles services for the purpose of logistic and passenger transport. In this paper, all processes in the event of Man overboard (MOB)are initiated for smart transportation. In MOB the falling person is totally dependent on the person who first saw the falling person. The main objective of this paper is to develop a solution to this significant problem. If a staff member or a passenger does not see the fall into the sea, undesirable situations such as disappearance, injury and death can occur during the period until the absence of the fallen person is noticed. In this paper, a comprehensive and improved solution is provided in terms of personnel and passenger security especially in all the floating elements, in which human resources are intensively involved like passengers, freight, logistics, fishing, business, yacht, leisure and naval vessels. In this case, if the ship's personnel or passengers fall into the sea in any way, it detected the fallen person into the sea by the sensors in the portable emergency device, which each person will carry. The warning system is activated via the in-ship automation system to which the information is transmitted by wireless communication. Thus, the case of MOB will be determined quickly. Internet of things (IoT) has a key role in identifying the location and information of the person falling into the sea through sensors, radio frequency, GPS and connected devices. Simultaneously, the alarm system on board will be activated and MOB flag (Oscar) will automatically be opened. This paper enables the Search and rescue (SAR) operations to be initiated and accelerated without losing time through decision-making process.


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H. Gürüler, M. Altun, F. Khan and T. Whangbo, "Man overboard detection system using iot for navigation model," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 71, no.3, pp. 4955–4969, 2022.

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