Introduction / Applied Technologies

"Ship Handling Simulator System"

▶ Overview

SafeTech Research is unparalleled in ship operation simulator technology in Korea and provides integrated simulator solutions that combine various software and hardware.

  • Developed technologies related to ship handling simulator/simulation since 1984.
  • Developed ship dynamics modeling, 3D topography modeling, software-hardware interface design, and visibility recreation system design technology, etc.
  • Completed the development of full-mission bridge ship handling simulator (FMB) from 1997 into its own technology; continuously improved the performance since then
  • Currently used for new ship handling simulator development and equipment development to improve maritime safety
            - Installed various navigation equipments used in the bridge of regular ships
  • Owns the ability of using various kinds of Graphic Engine technology that can meet the various needs of users
            - Awards an international ship classification (KR- Korea Register of Shipping) Category-F Certification in compliance with IMO STCW Convention

▶ Bridge

  • Bridge consists of an operation compartment mockup similar to the actual ship and virtual environment based on image generation system
  • The virtual environment based on image generation system consists of screen and beam projector or monitor
  • Inside Mock Up, there exists various equipment such as engine control console, steering console, ECDIS console, RADAR console, ODD, gyro compass, etc.
  • Performs operation and navigation training using the navigational equipment of bridge

▶ Instructor Operation Station

  • Operation station consists of control console and bridge visual monitoring system, CCTV, data/voice recording device, communications equipment, etc.
  • Performs simulation through scenario editing, training execution, training monitoring, for pre-defined virtual environment conditions, etc.

▶ Briefing Room

  • Briefing Room consists of electronic lecture desk, beam projector, and screen for briefing

▶ International ship classification certifications (KR)

  • Obtained the following certifications from the Korea Register of Shipping(KR) related to the manufacturing ability and performance of ship handling simulator system, implying the full compliance with IMO STCW Convention

Statement of Compliance

Certification for F-Class simulator system manufacturing capability

Product Certificate 1

Certification that STR-SIM Simulator (STRF-2016) of STR belongs to KR’s Category-F simulator

Product Certificate 2

Certification that STR’s ECONO-SIM Simulator (STRE-2016) belongs to KR’s Category-F simulator

▶ Education and Training of Crew

  • Training for basic navigation technology, control technology, port entry/departure, and berthing
  • Training for familiarization with the waters and ship characteristics
  • BRM(Bridge Resource Management) Teamwork training within the bridge
  • Special training such as emergency situations on the ship, which are difficult to train in real ship

▶ Maritime Traffic Safety Assessment

  • Maritime traffic safety assessment based on the maritime traffic safety audit guidelines of Korea government
  • Qualitative assessment on the difficulties of ship operator based on the simulation technique
  • Quantitative difficulty analysis through the statistical analysis of simulation results

▶ Analysis of Maritime Accident Causes and the Establishment of Counter Measures

  • Re-generate the process of maritime accident occurrence (physical modeling and 3D reproduction)
  • Analysis of maritime accident causes and the review of recurrence prevention measures
  • Provides reference data for maritime accident tribunal

▶ Development of Navigational Equipment Research

  • Use as a test-bed to verify performance for navigation equipment development
  • Review of the utility of navigation equipment and optimized arrangement research

▶ Ship Motion Characteristics Research

  • Research on ship motion characteristics
  • Research on the composition of control room and control technique research
  • Research on safety measures such as port departure control standards

▶ Application in Ship and Fleet Design

  • Support the creation of optimized design plan through the development of ship and fleet virtual prototypes
  • Draw optimized arrangement through simulation and verify design results
  • Support vessel design through Digital Mock-Up
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