Navigation simulators

Simulator for working out tasks of motion control of the small landing hovercraft - SDV-2

The navigation simulator for working out tasks of motion control of the small landing hovercraft under IMO classification belongs to simulators for ship manoeuvring and control. It is software-hardware complex based on personal computers with the system of panoramic visualization.

The simulator is designed for forming and development of the following expert skills :
  • Rudders and propulsion devices control including those ensuring motion safety by preventing rate of angular motion during manoeuvring, heel and drift angles exceeding permissible limits
  • Control of ship movement to selected course at leaving and descending from the base area under various weather conditions, safe manoeuvring within the base area under extreme limitation of manoeuvring freedom, placing the ship onto air cushion and its fitting on the water or on solid ground
  • Selection of reasonable methods of ship control in case of breakdown of forcing devices during motion
  • Identification of motion conditions where emergencies can arise during manoeuvring and during acceleration up to the speeds exceeding permissible speed, related to loss of longitudinal and lateral stability caused by breaching or damage of flexible railing of air cushion, reduction of air consumption of forcing devices and performing actions eliminating them
  • Eye estimation of ambient water and radar conditions, identification of ships motion elements
  • Selection and fulfilment of manoeuvring of moving apart with ships in the open sea and tight conditions at day and night time as well as under conditions of low visibility with use of RADAR/ARPA
  • Skilful use of information received from RADAR/ARPA and ECDIS
  • Evaluation of accuracy of basic and secondary information received from ARPA, consideration of facts influencing ARPA accuracy and delay in forming secondary radar information
  • Evaluation of navigation situation according to visual observation at day time, according to the lights - at night time and according to the observation of movement of echo signals at PPI imitators under low visibility conditions
  • Visual evaluation of the ship running conditions, their manoeuvring capabilities and dimensions
  • Ships navigation in hard navigation conditions at day and night time and in low visibility conditions
  • ECDIS use for preliminary and executive laying ship course, training adequate reaction to the alarm signals produced by ECDIS, solution of mapping tasks and accident prevention involving information received from ECDIS
  • Practical use of radio equipment and GMDSS procedures.
Operator's working place (bridge) consists of subsystem:

The simulator modulates:

  • Navy base Baltiysk and open sea (on the Customer's request it is possible to introduce into the simulator's configuration additional areas)
  • Horizontal field of view in the mode of looking through binoculars - 10-350
  • Accuracy of bearing readings in the mode of looking through binoculars - 0.20
  • Visibility gradation - 0-20 miles with a pitch 0.1 miles
  • Lighting gradation - 0 (Complete darkness) - 100 (Clear day) units with a pitch 1.


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