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  • Robertson Marine Systems, Inc.

    of Metairie, La., is offering the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot (RMP), a family of intelligent vessel control systems designed for precision vessel maneuvering and dynamic positioning.

    According to Robertson Marine, the RMP can steer, position and maneuver any vessel in any trade. A unique combination of operating modes are available as standard: autopilot steering; manual joystick maneuvering with speed and position control; automatic heading control with manual joystick speed and position control; automatic highprecision tracking; and dynamic positioning.

    Operation of the RMP system is simple. The operating mode of the system is clearly shown in the alphanumeric displays and safety is ensured by a built-in self test and alarm system. Lengthy operator training is not necessary.

    The RMP control panel consists of three modules: AP9 MKII autopilot; joystick control module; and thruster control module. These modules can be supplied in one mounting frame, or individually to suit the bridge layout and the vessel's specific operational requirements.

    Autopilot control—AP9 MKII is an autopilot designed for optimal automatic steering. Course selection is made using a rotating course selector and incremental course adjustments of 1 degree by push buttons.

    Set course is shown on a digital display. Deviation from set course is indicated on a separate analog bargraph.

    Direction of rudder commands are illustrated with arrows.

    The autopilot is easily adjusted to meet sailing conditions and each vessel's characteristics. Rudder, counter rudder, weather helm and rate of turn parameters are selected by using dedicated push buttons.

    Joystick control—Precise vessel maneuvering at any speed is carried out from the joystick control panel.

    Standard operation features include: manual joystick control of vessel position, heading and speed; automatic heading control with manual joystick control of vessel position and speed; and selection of vessel's point of rotation at bow, midships or stern.

    Thruster control—The thruster control is custom built for the vessel's specific propeller and thruster configuration. The RMP system automatically allocates and calculates the command signals to the selected propellers, engines and rudders and displays the thrust direction and magnitude in analog form for operator conceptualization.

    For free literature giving complete information on the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot, Circle 52 on Reader Service Card

  • The culmination of two years of construction, the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer emerged from the Larose, La., shipyard of North American Shipbuilding as the nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship. Able to break ice three feet thick at a speed of three knots, the pioneering 308-foot vessel is

  • the 2,000 paper charts needed for worldwide coverage. Each vessel can input information from its own sensors onto the chart and updates can be made automatically using the Inmarsat C satellite communication system. These updated details are stored on separate discs to avoid contamination of the official

  • Kongsberg North America, Inc. has moved to new and larger office and service facilities at 135 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, N.J. 07605. Their new telephone number is (201) 947-6788; telex 135115. Kongsberg is the North American marketing arm of Kongsberg AS, a leading manufacturer of offshore oil explorati

  • Robertson has announced a new addition to its microprocessor controlled autopilot family—the AP40. This pilot offers extremely simple, yet highly accurate, steering control for most commercial vessels and large yachts. Robertson reports the AP40 design eliminates the need to individually set controls

  • Robertson-Shipmate, Happauge, N.Y., has introduced a computerized GPS marine navigation system which it believes offers superior accuracy and dependability at an affordable price. Called the RS5500, the system, which operates on signals received from navigation satellites, will allow all boats

  • Robertson A/S Radio-Elektro of Egersund, Norway, has been acquired by Tritech International, the joint venture company of Perry Offshore, headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla., and Bird Technology A/S of Bergen, Norway. Robertson, to be renamed Robertson Tritech A/S, is a leading producer of marine

  • Robertson has now extended the applications potential of the Robertson Subsea Gyrocompass (RSG) with the development of a remote control. The remote control facility incorporates a high degree of microprocessor technology. The most immediate benefit for operators will be the ability to adjust

  • the operator can choose another navigation system, such as loran C, Transit satellites, or speed log/gyrocompass, as backup and the unit automatically updates position data as soon as the GPS data is available. The GP-300 provides digital readouts for latitude and longitude, speed/course

  • ORBA Corporation has announced that Edward R. Robertson has been promoted to the position of director of engineering and construction. In his new position, Mr. Robertson will be responsible for ORBA's engineering and construction activities. Mr. Robertson has a B.S. degree in civil engineering

  • to shore locations via the COSPAS-SARSAT orbiting satellite system. Alden's EPIRBs are available in two basic models: Category 1 features an automatic release mechanism which deploys the EPIRB before it reaches a depth of four meters. The Category 2 version is deployed manually. The Alden Satfind-40

  • For the third year in a row, Robertson's microprocessor-controlled autopilots have been awarded top honors by the National Marine Electronics Association at their recent banquet in Seattle, Washington. This, for any manufacturer, is a significant achievement as it represents peer recognition by a

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