INSTRUCTOR The Instructor Station is the key element of the simulator. It provides the instructor with the tools and facilities for total control over all stages of simulator operation including generation, modification and editing of trainee exercises. Additionally, the instructor can monitor and check trainee performance both during an exercise and afterwards using the debriefing facility.
Instructor-Trainee interaction is the most important aspect of the simulator's function. The instructor may change and create a differing gaming situation during the exercise, which may include altering natural elements as well as various auxiliary settings. The instructor may introduce faults on any equipment used on a trainee's bridge such as Radar, Navaids, Gyro and Log. INSTRUCTOR
A facility is provided to replay all previously completed exercises and to obtain information on any stage of the exercise via the computer monitor or projector screen, at any trainee workplace. INSTRUCTOR
SHIP CONTROLS AND INDICATORS The general appearance of the training bridge is also a significant aspect of the entire simulator configuration and can make all the difference to the trainee who should feel a realistic environment is being presented.
SHIP CONTROLS AND INDICATORS The bridge equipment within the Transas Navi-Trainer series of navigational simulators is reproduced in two ways: with on-screen or hands-on controls. A combination of both approaches is also available.
RADAR/ARPA The realistically simulated Littons BridgeMaster series, Kelvin Hughes and Furunos ARPA/Radars provide the full functionality of modern digital radars and are compliant with the international standards set out by the revised STCW 95 for this type of equipment.
As in real-life situations, the simulated Radar/ARPA receives real-time information relating to the vessels course, speed and position from the respective simulated Gyro, Doppler Log and GPS/DGPS units which, in turn, transmit information on the tracked targets to the ECDIS display. RADAR/ARPA
ECDIS Used simultaneously with the navigational simulator, the ECDIS allows a combination of all navigational and radar–generated information to be displayed on the electronic chart screen. Transas Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS, has been awarded the worlds first international type-approval for ECDIS. This equipment not only meets, but in many aspects exceeds, the IMO requirements for ECDIS systems.
ECDIS The Transas ECDIS, incorporated within the navigational simulator, provides access to universal databases relating to aids to navigation, ports of call, tides and tidal currents and climatic conditions.
The ECDIS also provides tools for route planning procedures and constant ownship positioning display, using several positioning systems. ECDIS
The simulator can also make use of a Radar Integrator Board which allows radar information to be superimposed onto the electronic chart.
NAVAID S The Navi-Trainer simulates NavAids manufactured by such companies as Litton Marine, Trimble, Simrad and Furuno.
FISHING Fishing features may be added to the Navi-Trainer bridge simulator to provide means of training fishing vessel operators, using the following fishing methods: pelagic trawling, purse seining and long-lining.
The fishing features of the Navi-Trainer simulator include models of fishing vessels, fishing gear, and deck machinery used exclusively for fishing. Computer-based simulators of deck machinery controls and fish-finding tools, including sonar and sounder, as well as hands-on controls of deck machinery, form an integral part of the simulator. FISHING
VISUALISATI ON The image generation system features real time production of marine visual scenes with own ships, traffic ships, cultural objects, environmental effects, visibility and illumination effects shown in full compliance with international requirements set out in the revised STCW Code.
VISUALISATIO N Performance capabilities of the visual presentation in Transas simulators include high scene upgrade rate, high scene content, full texture, fog and lighting, Z buffering and anti-aliasing.
VISUALISATI ON An entire range of visual conditions may be displayed, showing all variations from day, through dusk to night and from clear visibility, through haze to thick fog, represented in any combination.
VISUALISATI ON All the features of mooring operations are presented including the use of tugs and entering and leaving locks, with the effects on the ships progress and monitoring equipment all correctly recorded, in accordance with the trainees actions.
SAILING AREAS The gaming areas included with each Transas simulator are true models of the terrain surface including man-made objects and underwater topography.The scene may be changed depending upon the environmental conditions such as natural illumination, sea-level or other factors, which may be introduced into the exercise by the instructor.
SHIP MODELS Each ship's mathematical model incorporates an accurate movement in 6- degrees-of-freedom. Additional sub-models are provided which allow proper reaction of the ship to external forces such as wind, current, sea, tugs, mooring lines and interaction with other vessels and the environment.