The use of simulation for training has been well established in aeronautics for many years. Aware of the usefulness of simulation techniques for bridge officer training, the French Merchant Navy asked LMT to undertake a design study for a ship's bridge simulator. A simulator of this type should, in particular, provide additional practical training for bridge officers by placing them in a variety of navigational and environmental situations. This simulator consists of a bridge fitted with the controls, instruments and equipment used on the simulated ship. The bridge is located at the centre of a visual system displaying a seascape in colour. The seascape contains all the usual elements, such as coastline, buoys, landmarks, other ships. The gaming area, the length of coastline, the number of nearby buoys and other ships can be extended without limit. The behaviour of the ship, the instrument readings and the external scene all respond realistically to commands from the bridge. From an instructor's station the exercises are supervised and disturbing factors can be introduced into the simulation to train the crew in specific manoeuvres.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Man and Navigation, Summaries of the papers presented at the International Congress of the Institutes of Navigation held at the University of Sussex, Falmer, England, 10-14 Sept 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institute of Navigation, England

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Martin, P
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM