Kongsberg proximity assistance
KONGSBERG Situational Awareness delivers unique assistance into close proximity operations, either it would be docking, locks or situations with constricted room to maneuver.
With the combination of precisely calibrated cameras, inertial positioning and SeaAware sensor interpretation, we are able to provide the user with precise information to assist in these most difficult of maneuvers. Steel to steel distance measurements from around the vessel together with precise heading, velocities and accelerations are presented in an integrated K-Bridge view for the navigator.
In docking operations, it is vital to know where your vessel is, and how it is positioned with regards to the quayside and obstacles. With Situational Awareness comes a requirement for high precision positioning and attitude control, which is useful in these operations. Accurate heading, rotation, velocities for and aft and acceleration measurements are available to aid the navigator in positioning his vessel with high precision.
Steel to steel distances are calculated using cameras and displayed from around the vessel to the nearest obstacles. Combining the SeaAware freespace detection with inertial positioning enables the distances to quayside and obstacles to be precisely updated, even though they enter camera blindspots. KONGSBERG Situational Awareness builds the world around the vessel and places it within.
For certain lock operations it is vital to align your vessel with the lock before entering. Expanding on the docking functionality, KONGSBERG Situational Awareness can use its cameras together with the inertial positioning sensor to detect and correct a course lock position in its database. Giving the navigator precise awareness of the vessels fore and aft position, as well as heading with regards to the lock entry.
An augmented reality display gives the user a unique view of the situation. Due to lack of precision in GNSS positioning and charts, the ECDIS view will not always perfectly align with the real world. Through the augmented reality display the user can see that the lock side and center lines align perfectly with the lock entry.
If integrated with KONGSBERG Dynamic Positioning, the K-Bridge can provide advanced vessel motion prediction. Instant visual feedback in response to vessel maneuvering decisions enhances situational awareness and contributes to safe, more fuel-efficient maneuvering.
K-Bridge Motion Prediction is an option that builds on Kongsberg Maritime’s decades of experience as the leading provider of vessel positioning control systems to the maritime industry. It uses wind data and data from high-performance navigation sensors,
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