K-Sim Navigation features a physical engine and hydrodynamic modelling, allowing vessels, objects and equipment to interact within the simulation. A new visual system is also included, to enhance realism in the rendering of vessels and objects in all possible weather conditions.
Terje Heierstad, global product manager, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation, describes the new system as “a fully immersive and optimum quality simulation experience.”
“It’s a step change in maritime simulation,” he said.
“The shipping sector doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. Using our 40 years of simulation experience, it was our goal to take ship’s bridge simulation to the next level.”
A new instructor system has been developed, featuring new tools which use a modified ECDIS chart as a starting point and offer ‘drag & drop’ functionality for creating exercises.
The instructor system also includes automatic recording and an assessment system for training and feedback.
“Instructors are perhaps the key link in the training value chain, so we wanted to give them the ability to create the most advanced training scenarios, with the utmost efficiency and ease,” explains Mr Heierstad.
“Flexibility is also crucial, giving instructors the capacity to adjust exercise parameters before and during simulations to provide the best quality training for every individual student.”
On the hardware side, the system can be used with a scalable range of options – from a PC based desktop system, through to a full mission bridge simulator.
Built on the same core technology platform as the K-Sim Offshore simulator, the new system can also be integrated with other Kongsberg Maritime simulators (including crane, offshore, engine, cargo, ballast and DP) to create more extensive training scenarios.