Full Mission Ship's Bridge Simulator

Full Mission Ship's Bridge Simulator Full Mission Ship's Bridge Simulator

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Facility Location : Ridge Road campus, St. John's

Commissioned in 1994 and upgraded in 2006 and 2009, this simulator is used to replicate operations conducted on a ship's navigation bridge. The simulator is mounted on a six degree of freedom (DOF) aviation motion base and is one of two full-motion ship's bridge simulators in the world.

Features of this simulator include:

  • Simulation software - Kongsberg Polaris version 7.2
  • Motion platform - CAE 6 DOF steward platform
  • Visual system - Christie Digital Matrix 3000 Projection System, 10 metre radius screen, 360 degree horizontal and 40 degree vertical field of vision
  • Controllable binocular visual channel
  • Sperry VisionMaster Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) radar
  • Emulated Kongsberg Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) radar
  • Rutter Technologies ice radar display
  • Kongsberg PL10 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) charting system
  • CNS systems Electronic Chart System (ECS)
  • In-house hydrodynamic and geographical database modelling capabilities
  • Force Technology DEN-Mark I hydrodynamic model keeper
  • Fully integrated with Kongsberg KPOS dynamic positioning system
  • Custom interface for independent control of motion platform
  • DenMark1 modelling system and the Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Modelling Tool (HDMT) system
  • Full data capture, including video, sound and histo-graphic display of helm and engine orders