Simulators are an inevitable training ground before going to sea. Increasing adoption of PPU’s in the pilot fraternity calls for enhanced training in PPU technology at the simulator. Portable Pilot Unit training should ideally include not just operation and usage but also error management and risk mitigation. This ensures complete readiness to handle any situation in the challenging work environment.
Navicom Dynamics’ mission has always been to improve safety and efficiency in the operating environment. It was obvious! We develop world-class PPUs. So it made complete sense for us to develop PPU training aids.
We proudly present the first version of the - SimPilot
SimPilot V1 is based on the GyroPilot. It plugs into the Pilot Plug at the simulator to transmit the information coming from the simulator to the laptop running the Electronic Charting Software (ECS). It transmits both AIS and NMEA data for training and education purposes.
SimPilot V1 transmits stable position data along with the ROT and HDG data coming from the simulator. In case ROT/HDG is not available, it will generate ROT & HDG from the AIVDO information from the simulator.It interfaces with the simulator with either a USB or Pilot Plug.
SimPilot V1 can be used for basic level training modules in use of PPU’s – device set-up, interfacing with the display, use of software etc.
To further enhance the PPU training modules, we are working on the development of the SimPilot V2 version.
For expert levels of PPU training, error detection and management should ideally be included in the module. The SimPilot V2 is more sophisticated and will allow the trainer to introduce real-time and real world faults in to the system. Instructors can introduce errors into the AIS or NMEA data stream. It enables them to turn on or off individual messages. Errors in ROT, Position and Heading can be introduced with instructions on how to mitigate and manage these.
SimPilot V2 will also allow for comparison of the quality of data generated from different sources and Navicom devices.
Continuous training further enhances piloting skills as well as handling of high-pressure situations. For inquiries on the SimPilot and to register your interest in the SimPilot V2, please write to us here.
Early inquiries receive special offers from us!