Simulators

SCI's Centers for Maritime Education use Kongsberg Polaris full mission ship bridge simulators consisting of fully equipped interactive ship’s bridges with visual systems. Two of the simulator theaters in Paducah project an image of the river on a screen 18 feet tall by 108 feet around, providing a 230-degree forward view and a 30-degree stern view. These were the first of their kind in the nation built specifically for the inland river industry.

The simulators meet the simulation requirements of STCW Section A-1/12- Performance Standards for Simulators used in Training. Simulation and monitoring capabilities include:

Paducah, KY

  • 22 Visual Channels, each including projectors
  • Cabling and Switches Network IG Video MUX Repeaters and Switching Software (SeaView R5 Visual Licenses)
  • Kongsberg Polaris Software v 5.5 with 2 full-function Instructor Stations
  • Instructor software (2 Full Mission Instructor Stations) HW and SW
  • Radars (4 Furuno FR1525MK3 17-inch Color Displays) with Interface
  • Communication System, Visual Monitoring System
  • Audio Eavesdrop System and accompanying HW/SW
  • Suite of Debriefing Equipment, including Projector
  • 4 Navigation display units (Capt. Navigators) with HW/SW integration
  • Electronic Chart Software + NMEA Interface
  • Maneuvering Consoles (Hydrodynamic + Visual Models)
  • Multiple Database Areas (Visual, Radar, Instructor, Depth Databases)

Houston, TX

  • 14 visual channel High-Intensity Projectors
  • 8 visual channel w/ HD Plasma Screens
  • 22 Visual Channels, each including Image Generation System + PC HW with Graphics Cards (22)
  • Cabling and Switches Network IG Video MUX Repeaters and Switching Software (SeaView R5 Visual Licenses)
  • Kongsberg Polaris Software v 5.5 with 2 full-function Instructor Stations
  • Instructor Software (2 Full Mission Instructor Stations) HW and SW
  • Radars (4 Furuno FR1525MK3 15-inch Color Displays) with Interface
  • Communication System, Visual Monitoring System and Audio Eavesdrop System and accompanying HW/SW
  • Suite of Debriefing Equipment, including Projector
  • 4 Navigation display units and AIS Units (Capt. Navigators) with all HW/SW integration
  • Electronic Chart Software + NMEA Interface
  • Hydrodynamic Vessel Models (Hydrodynamic + Visual Models)
  • Maneuvering Consoles (Hydrodynamic + Visual Models)
  • Multiple Database Areas (Visual, Radar, Instructor, Depth Databases)