Optimises integrated crew training protocols and takes them one step further
Navantia is highlighting its NAVANTIS training system in Paris this week. The system optimises integrated crew training protocols and takes them one step further, so that, in theory, entire crews can step directly from training to an operational cruise.
Training takes place in two distinct stages: an e-learning phase, focused primarily on operations and maintenance; and a hands-on phase based on platform simulators for operational training. Simulation models are developed from data produced during ship design, production and test stages. The latest generation graphic engines provide a highly realistic visualisation of the natural environment.
The NAVANTIS learning room makes extensive uses of hardware visualisation through the ‘glass console’ concept. Operator familiarisation with real ship hardware elements is achieved through the use of highly realistic virtual touch interactive elements, based on those found in the actual ships. Since the operator interface is software-based, a single NAVANTIS training room hardware is easily reconfigurable, interchanging ship software to faithfully represent various vessels. Video walls and virtual reality goggles provide natural environment immersion.
Learning room features:
- Modular – applicable to any vessel size
- Configurable –the same hardware can be used to simulate a variety of ships
- Real ship fidelity – it recreates with high precision the physical interfaces of any specific vessel
- Multidisciplinary – it integrates training for local and remote integrated platform management system (IPMS) ship platform operations, navigation system, communications system and more
- Interconnectable –several NAVANTIS learning rooms can share scenarios in a coordinated manner.
NAVANTIS is structured in four different training levels within a single product:
Platform – NAVANTIS teaches the crew how to operate platform equipment and systems, combining remote operation from the IPMS with local operation at dedicated panels;
Platform and Navigation – the system has the capability to train ship machinery and bridge operators within the same training session in a coordinated and collaborative manner;
Ship-to-Ship – NAVANTIS enables joint operations to be carried out between several trainee-driven ships – such as replenishment at sea (RAS) and amphibious operations between two or more vessels. Other vessels defined by the instructor can be introduced to create realistic sea traffic training;
Combat System – Other training systems can also be incorporated, either from the trainee’s own ship, such as communications and weapons, or form external systems such as aircraft. Both DIS and HLS standards are supported.