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SmartPredict Provides Safer
Ship Maneuvering Guidance


May 15, 2016

SmartPredict is designed to provide safe and more efficient vessel operations by reducing the risks of maneuvering. The system displays the vessel's predicted future position and heading and uses DP analysis algorithms.

Most conventional prediction systems are able to utilize only basic input parameters, and thus offer limited usability. Wärtsilä's SmartPredict software module, however, utilizes all of the parameters used for automated control by the DP and adjusts them for the motion characteristics of the specific vessel. Such inputs include the vessel's current position and heading, as well as its velocity and rate of turn and all associated accelerations. Also taken into consideration are the manual commands from the coordinated control joystick, and environmental input from the onboard wind sensor(s). These factors are all continuously evaluated to provide a constant updating of the vessel's path.

SOURCE: Wärtsilä Corp.






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