Fugro has launched an upgrade to its electric remotely-operated-vehicle (ROV) pilot-training simulators. Most observation-class ROVs and many light work-class ROVs are electrical-based systems. With the introduction of a new electric ROV control pod and suite of electric ROV specific components, Fugro’s DeepWorks simulation software now models all electric subsystems with greater accuracy and enables failure cases to be simulated on individual sensors and circuits. This enables a wider range of training scenarios to be conceived and allows new vehicle configurations to be assembled in a way that reflects their true circuit diagrams, for more-transparent testing and validation in the simulator before the vehicle enters service. A new overlay designer has been added to the ROV simulator’s run-time tools, giving scenario builders and training supervisors the ability to configure and manage overlays quickly. The overlay designer displays navigation and sensor information in exactly the same way as the real-vehicle system. Crucial instrumentation data such as heading, pitch and roll, and camera tilt angle reach the overlay through the control pod. Other simulation enhancements include a new garage system as used by the Saab Seaeye observation-class vehicles in Fugro’s fleet. This new tethering system allows vehicle-specific docking and undocking training.
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