As part of a third aspect of the Adhara inertial navigation system, researchers from the Science Technology Park of Yucatan (PCTY) are working on the development of a bracelet equipped with a mechanism that will increase the chances of locating and recovering fishermen stranded at sea.
Governor Rolando Zapata Bello and the Undersecretary of the Navy, Enrique Sarmiento Beltrán, witnessed the signing of an extension of the collaboration agreement established between the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (Inaoe) and the company Alonrod Soluciones Tecnológicas, which will conclude the third version of the system, which objective is to offer ships of the Navy of Mexico and other organizations, a more modern instrument for communication and location.
Under the name of Adhara Sart, the new aspect of this initiative includes the development of a bracelet-type wireless device equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS), which will allow each member of a boat crew to be linked to a central network installed on the ship.
This way, in case of “man overboard”, the base system will activate the corresponding alerts to start a protocol, with the help of a buoy and a survival drone.
In the presence of the commanders of the V Naval Region, Francisco Ramón Tiburcio Camacho, and of the IX Naval Zone, Víctor Manuel García Macedo, Zapata Bello said that Yucatan has specialized spaces for scientific research in various areas, and stressed that the PCTY is available to host initiatives that, like Adhara, contribute to the knowledge, development and innovation in our country.
After learning about the spaces and buildings that make up the PCTY, Sarmiento Beltrán recognized this place as a site that brings together an important mass of researchers and generates knowledge to face the changes and complexity of the environment. Among them, he highlighted the work being done in Yucatan to monitor Mexican waters.
The administrative responsible of this plan that is made in the Scientific Park, Gustavo Lorenzo Alonso Trani, indicated that with this proposal is intended to complement the actions destined to the protection of the life in the oceans, through instruments based on new technologies.
“This achievement that has been possible thanks to the technological talent in the Yucatan, because it was thanks to this group of enthusiasts that this project has been promoted”, said the representative of Inaoe, Héctor Moya Cessa.
The head of the Secretariat of Research, Innovation and Higher Education (Siies), Raúl Godoy Montañez, stressed that Yucatán is a state that is distinguished by its great capabilities in the areas of science and technology, what has generated a community of utmost importance at national level.
“We have strong foundations in innovation, we have a great capacity for software development and now we are venturing into the generation of hardware, so we trust that we can only follow this path through science,” he concluded.
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