This operator's manual was specifically compiled and published as a reference technical document for the the operators of the Kongsberg DPS. The whole content of this technical document was prepared under the assumptions that the operators possess necessary DP experience and have an understanding of all fundamental DP principles plus the general operation of such systems.
The manual is covering all parts of DPS, including the joysticks and sensors, thrusters and power systems etc.; apart from the hardware, the paper also addresses the position info, changing the position/heading setpoint, user interface, various settings, monitoring of the system status, consequence analysis and other relevant information.
This operations and maintenance manual describes the hardware, software, and operational capabilities of the Nautronix, Inc. Marine System Model 6000, (NMS6000), Dynamic Positioning (DP) System. The manual provides instructions for using the system and any associated sub-systems, such as sensors, computers, and signal processing equipment.
Additionally, the manual provides information on system casualty troubleshooting, and corrective actions, and system test and maintenance procedures. The NMS6000 DP System controls vessel thrusters to maintain the vessel at specific heading and/or position goal setpoints, despite environmental forces that would tend to drive the vessel off-station.
This manual was developed by the manufacturer to provide a technical overview and clear description of the system principles including the operation instructions for the ICVS, standing for the Integrated Vessel Control System. The NAVIS IVCS 2000 is a Windows NT based dynamic positioning system. PLC input/output modules and serial ports for data input/output.
Apart from the general introduction to the system, the chapters of this publication are providing the users with the info about the operator interface, control modes and functions, system messages, display views, operational procedures, alarm message list, i.e. all information required to deal with the system.
The system utilizes low power solid state microwave oscillators operating in the 9 GHz band, providing a max range of 30000 m with line of sight. The minimum range is as low as 10 metres. It comprises two identical, user-configurable stations. One station is configured as FIX station, to be set up on a known, fixed location; the other station is configured as MOBILE (MOB) station and is installed on the ship of which the position is to be fixed.
Each station consists of an ABS, standing for the Artemis Basic Unit, on top of which a radar-like tracking antenna is mounted, and either a BOP, i.e. Basic Operating Panel or an EOP, i.e. Extended Operating Panel. The BOP is a hand-held size unit and is intended for use with the FIX station. It needs only to be connected to the FIX station's ABU to enter specific station set-up data (e.g., reference azimuth). Once the station is set up it can be disconnected. The EOP is intended for use with the MOBILE station. Functionally it is identical to the BOP, but it facilitates connection of a variety of peripheral equipment. The ABU design reflects the use of a microprocessor to make a large number of powerful features available to the user, yet making the system very friendly to operate.
Among the features are: full remote control and monitoring of the counter station (once operational), position data (including heading) available at both stations, selectable microwave frequency pairs and an auxiliary full duplex data channel.
The present Marine Technologies DP manual is intended for use as an aid to the experienced operators, who have quite a good understanding of basic dynamic positioning principles, theory and general operation. Should this not be the case, then the operator shall first attend the appropriate Marine Technologies Basic DP course.
This equipment to which this manual applies must only be used in the applications for which it has been designed. Improper use, repair, maintenance or lack of them may potentially lead to the injuries or damage to equipment/software, property of other people and of personnel involved in the work with or around this equipment.
The present User Manual was prepared by FUGRO to ensure the best performance from your SeaSTAR receiver. It is set out with quite simple and easily understandable instructions in order to ensure trouble-free usage of your appliance. This publication still typo errors and/or some technical inaccuracies.
Thus, changes are made on a periodic basis to the information contained herein. The publication covers the menus and displays, modes of operation setup, receiver interfaces and setup examples, installation manual, technical specification and a number of appendices, i.e. everything the user might require.
About this manual; System features; Initial setup; Model 3510LR/RTCV mode setup; Model 3510LR/VBS or VRC mode setup; Receiver interfaces - power, antenna, data, command; Installation considerations, electrical grounding requirements; counter electromagnetic force, cable installation, antenna location; Technical specifications; Menus and displays - power on menus, about menu, VBS status menu, current channel menu, set channel menu, configure output menu, configure ports menu; Care of portable batteries; Receiver service procedure; SeaStar receiver toolkit; SeaStar receiver problem report form; User notes.
The present SeaSTAR 9200-G2 DGNSS Receiver forms an integral part of the SeaSTAR world-wide DGNSS Service. The present manual is containing the useful practical installation/set-up guidelines and important operating considerations, together with the tips on the proper operation, configuring the receiver over the ethernet; in addition, the paper provides the users with numerous of appendices providing readers with all required technical specifications, as well as the message options and reference stations, service procedures and acronyms that have been used throughout the present document, updating the firmware, specific user notes etc.