Krupp Christens Bridge Simulator For Use In Hamburg Polytechnic

Christening ceremonies were held recently at Krupp Atlas-Elektronik, Bremen, Germany, for the navigation bridge simulator "Susan." The bridge, whose facilities include a motion simulation system, is the most important component of the ship handling simulator Krupp is currently building for the Hamburg Polytechnic, where it is due to be commissioned in the autumn of 1982 in a specially built training center.

Representatives of the Polytechnic's School of Maritime Studies were present at the ceremony.

The simulator bridge is mounted on hydraulic cylinders which simulate the pitching and rolling of a ship. The bridge is equipped with all navigational equipment and controls, including radar. Training is controlled using high-resolution color displays which convey detailed position information. The simulator's vision system is based on the principle of digital-synthetic image generation, using Krupp EPR 1300 process computers.

Other ships, seamarks, and wharfs, etc. are simulated to provide a realistic view as it would appear on the bridge at any given instant.

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