Sperry Marine has introduced a new stand-alone ARPA designed to fulfill IMO and SOLAS regulations which go into effect January 1, 1991.
IMO, in its Resolution A.422(XI) "The Recommendation on Performance Standards for Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPAs)," recommended staged implementation of mandatory requirements to carry ARPA. This recommendation has been ratified and is now part of the Safety at Sea Regulations (SOLAS).
Prior to the IMO resolution, owners of many vessels had already installed collision avoidance equipment which does not fully meet the new performance standards. These ARPAs were "grandfathered" until January 1, 1991.
Sperry Marine's new stand-alone ARpA is designed to ease the cost and inconvenience of upgrading the noncompliant ARPA systems. The heart of the new stand-alone ARPA is a highly flexible Adaptive Interface.
This interface module allows Sperry Marine's proven RASCAR New Sperry Marine stand-alone ARPA.
Radar/ARPA display to work alongside almost all existing radar systems.
Owners of noncompliant ARPAs can now upgrade their systems to the same high resolution rasterscan display with the easy-to-use touchscreen controls featured in Sperry Marine's award-winning RASCAR radar/ARPA. The RASCAR display becomes a fully compliant 20-target ARPA with the existing radar installation, avoiding the expense of replacing the vessel's radar system.
The Adaptive Interface even enables the RASCAR display to select which radar it is working with in a dual radar system.
Sperry Marine Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of marine navigation, guidance and communi- cations equipment, is a subsidiary of Newport News Shipbuilding, a Tenneco Company.
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Racal-Decca Marine, Inc. recently introduced their new, allweather ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) Radar System at the Whitehall Club in New York. Over 100 shipowners and other members of the maritime community attended the introduction which featured operational demonstrations of the DArpa Syst
A new four-color brochure describing Raytheon Marine Company's compact, low-cost RAYPATH Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) is available. Unveiled recently at a Raytheon Worldwide High Seas Distributors' Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the new RAYPATH ARPA is low-cost, yet provides many
color rasterscan radars. In addition to the company's established 14- and 20- inch Bright Track displays, the new Racal 2690BT 26-inch true-motion ARPA color radar will be shown. Ideally suited for deepsea vessels, the 2690BT reduces the workload and stress on a bridge, making a major contribution
its operation. In addition, the brochure provides information on functional specifications such as position fixing, navigation planning, route tracking, ARPA and data display. According to Raytheon Marine, its innovative SNA-91 Bridge Integration System makes significant contributions to fuel savings
finalized by Kelvin Hughes Ltd., a subsidiary of Smiths Industries PLC, during the Posidonia Exhibition in Pireas, Greece. The orders for more than 20 ARPA-based radar systems were taken from 12 different shipowners. Most of these radar systems have been retrofitted to vessels in order to comply with
—Free Literature Available Furuno USA, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif., has introduced a new ARPA series and a new compact doppler speed log, DS-70. The DS-70 doppler speed log displays vessel speed and distance run to accuracies of ± 1 percent. The system uses paired-beam transducers to eliminate
," he said. The contract calls for the sale and assembly of RDI's maritime Satellite Communications System (Satcom I), and Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) maritime collision avoidance systems. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires the fitting of ARPAs on all vessels over 15,000 gross
Brochures Offered— Racal Marine recently showcased and demonstrated its new Racal 2690 BT, reportedly the world's first production type-approved color ARPA providing a 16-inch PPI equivalent scan on a 26-inch diagonal TV-type display, and a number of other advanced marine navigation products at a three-day
reduced cost while improving overall levels of safety. A basic configuration comprises two of the latest Atlas Rasterscan radars, the 8600 ARPA and either a 7600 TM or ARPA unit, which are the only systems to offer continuous true daylight rasterscan viewing on a 16-inch screen; a doppler
—Free Brochure Available The new rasterscan 8600 ARPA manufactured by Krupp Atlas Elektronik has been given type approval by the U.K. Department of Transport following evaluation by the Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment. One of the most advanced ARPAs now available, the 8600 is one of four new
bene? ts of the adept at identifying emerging technolo- E5024 include its compatibility with Ra- gies and delivering new product streams dar, AIS & ARPA overlay (Simrad Argus quickly and cost effectively given its Radar). The E5024 ECDIS system also volume and subsequent buying power. includes support
route ship’s radar was equipped with auto- lot. The other pilots waited with their planes Tauranga, New Zealand. The ship was matic radar plotting aid (ARPA) capabil- On February 26, 2013, the general and passengers on the tarmac several running late and the second mate inten- ity, which would have allowed
, most of the time. It only requires a subtle shift in emphasis to use the tracking information to crosscheck internal estimates. In the 1970’s when ARPA was new, Future Shock (Alvin Tof? er 1928-2016) considered a technological world we humans would be compelled to want to operate, or else suffer
technology that has had the greatest impact on safety. Some all facets of the maritime safety nets, and we now operate in might argue for double hulls, ARPA, Inert Gas Systems, AIS a world where a substandard vessel makes headlines because or ECDIS. Others might argue for non-technological solu- they are
training is required. tion, military sites, submarine cable areas and many more. The software provides Biggest Success: Coastal Monitoring and AIS/ARPA Target The latest upgrade brings Sertica to ver- Tracking that automatically acquires and sion 5.3.15 tracks up to 200 ARPA/1000 AIS targets. Completely
Capt. Morley sees virtual reality and task simulators such as six DP stations, global integration – using multiple simu- 12 ECDIS stations, 16 radar/arpa stations lation centers around the world connected and four all-weather stations. The main via the Internet to allow ship owners and simulator product
experience. (VBSS), A GMDSS Simulator, Integrated Navigation Labs, Current Projects: The Academy is inaugurating an elec- a Radar Simulator, an ARPA Simulator, an Electronic Chart tive class in towing, commencing spring of 2016, for those Display Information System (ECDIS) Simulator, a Machinery
Advisory Committee (NOSAC) to advise USCG and Simulators: Seven (7) simulators used for RFPNW, TOAR, ECDIS, DHS regarding offshore safety matters. RADAR/ARPA, GMDSS, BRM, Ship Handling, Numerous systems Biggest Success: A full-time Offshore Cooking School located on are linked. Live HD streaming video of
improve- 4000 ES6 ECDIS units, conning, single visual channel, Sper- ment in their abilities, job skills, safety, and ef? ciency. ry Bridgemaster E ARPAs. (16) station Radar/ARPA lab with Current Projects: Main campus undergoing a renovation Furuno 2865 arpas and Sperry Bridgemaster E ARPAs. (6) and
Mission Engine Room Simulator. lator, focused speci? cally on the core skills required of licensed Other Equipment: Twelve Station Radar, ECDIS, AIS, ECS, ARPA Lab deck of? cers as de? ned by international standards and industry Make (OEM) of Simulators: Transas best practices. The program is offered in four
have range of modern vessels. access not only to the DP hardware, but also to integrated According to Morley, simulation has changed dramatically ARPA and ECDIS equipment, visual channels, conning con- in the past 5 years. “Operators are able to utilize simulators trols, autopilot, and ship systems
by a U.S. Missis- Transas Seagull 6000 visualization software, conning mod- sippi River operator. Those days are gone forever, though, as ule, ECDIS and ARPA/Radar. An additional maneuvering South American countries look to more ef? ciently get their console is provided with the dedicated hardware to simu- good
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anchor watch. Modernization of the USCG Fleet USCG shipboard C2 systems incor- porate SSR Engineering technologies allowing operators to use the ARPA in- terface augmented with tactical features New Shaft Seal for and functions. Abrasive Waters As a result, the C2 system is scalable, interoperable
shipboard C2 systems incorporate SSR Engineering friend or foe transponder, an Automatic Identi? cation System technologies allowing operators to use the ARPA interface (AIS), electro-optical / infrared sensor system, surface search augmented with tactical features and functions. radar and air search radar
for small schools looking to add ECDIS and Ra- cals, textiles, plastics and food and beverage. The shut down the luminaire when the capabilities of dar/ARPA capability to their list of available course thermal stability of these lubricants withstand the surge protector have been exceeded. These fea- offerings
SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY Participants apply ECDIS and ARPA tools to supplement life- like Arctic visualizations in the Det Norske Veritas (DNV)- certi? ed simulator bridges. Complex simulation scenarios challenge participants with exercises in route ? nding, pilot “ transfer, anchoring, convoys, and
SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY Participants apply ECDIS Any mariner completing the Ice Navigation (ALAVCT-738) and ARPA tools to supple- course will satisfy the knowledge, understanding, and ment life-like Arctic visual- izations in the Det Norske the pro? ciency for the ice condition, voyage planning Veritas
such as Automatic Radar Navigating Harsh Environments routes to be plotted and potential hazards addressing these concerns. Pairing radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) was ? rst introduced One of the most obvious areas of risk to be detected much more ef? ciently and with thermal, color or mono imaging, in 1969
? cant technology as well as new equipment for the Radar/ cording to Pecota. has been particularly active in expand- upgrades allowing for live streaming ARPA lab. He said an L3 engine simulator was ing, investing $5m in the expansion of and cloud-based data sharing between In total, Morley said the enhancements
that require an S-Band radar (3 GHz). The radar is a long life, third generation ceramic magnetron 30 kW S-Band radar. With enhanced detection of 100 ARPA and 300 AIS targets, the sys- tem gives situational awareness that safe commercial operations require. pro.simrad-yachting.com/en Mastry Helps
ship’s crew denied that their ship was in collision and testifi ed that at or before the time of alleged collision no targets appeared on the ship’s ARPA ra- dar. The ship’s ECDIS was interfaced with the ARPA and was equipped with a memory. Fortunately the ECDIS memo- ry was preserved. This evidence
of U.S. charts there is a warn- ing: Mariner should not to rely solely on any one means of navigation.” Captain Ted Morley, COO, MPT, agreed: “ECDIS, ARPA, AIS, for exam- ple have all greatly enhanced the amount of information that a watch stander has, but they have also increased the amount of
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