Modeling and Analysis of a Reconstruction of Ship Searchlight Using LED Matrix

The searchlights of the ships and the lifeboats are designed to help in the rapid identification of people fallen overboard and to communicate with other ships and shore. To safely perform these functions, searchlights need to be powered from independent sources, and their capacity is determined by SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea), according to the required duration of illumination. Although light communication is shifting from various forms of radio communication, it is still indispensable element of navigation equipment of each vessel. New light emitting diode (LED) light sources provide high brightness, high efficiency (the ratio of light to electricity usage) and responsiveness (the transition from off in a state of maximum brightness). This allows for the construction of relatively small-sized searchlights with multiple parameters exceeding the requirements of SOLAS.


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  • Accession Number: 01519120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2014 1:01PM