The SSPA Dynamic Position Predictor is a highly advanced navigation aid, to be used for continuous dynamic position prediction within 30-600 seconds. The bridge officers will be able to steer and control the ship in a safer and more accurate way, as the ship’s contour, presented in 3 different predicted positions ahead, is visualized on the ECDIS display.
The DPP is customised for each individual ship. An advanced mathematical model of the ship’s hydrodynamics is used for calculation of the ship’s predicted positions, based on the adjustable timestep selected by the officer. Output data from the dynamic predictor are given for T, 2T and 3T seconds ahead and comprise the ship’s course, speed and position.
The DPP can be delivered either as a software package, to be implemented in an integrated bridge system, or as a separate unit communicating with the bridge system by use of serial interface NMEA 0183.