Satellite Compass
 
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Unitor
Ship Systems
Bimco
Worldwide Metric
Portvision
Hydroscan
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

MarineTalk
Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
FAQ
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
 
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

ShipShape International Limited
The ShipShape Management Team comprises in total 125 years experience covering every discipline required to run a successful cruise or ferry business from sales and marketing to operations.
    United Kingdom

ICC International Maritime Bureau(IMB)
The IMB is a division of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world business organisation, set up to look into fraud and malpractice in shipping and trading. The IMB has one of the most comprehensive records on piracy worldwide.
    United Kingdom

Petrotech Enterprises
PETROTECH is one of the most respected names in the Oilfield & Marine Industry and application of Process Control, Pneumatic & Fluid Power Equipment. Renowned for the quality of its products and application expertise. We are ONE STOP ENGINEERING SHOP
    United Arab Emirates

IMCA - The International Marine Contractors Association
IMCA is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.
    United Kingdom

Satellite Compass

      11/22/2004

Satellite Compass

Sperry Marine (a Northrop Grumman unit) received type approval from the German certification authority Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt & Hydrographie (BSH) for the NAVISTAR satellite compass system. The BSH type approval certifies that the NAVISTAR system meets the International Maritime Organization carriage requirements and International Standards Organization performance requirements for a Transmitting Heading Device.

According to the company, sea trials conducted on a variety of vessels in recent months have demonstrated the NAVISTAR system’s ability to maintain an accurate heading display under adverse weather conditions and in heavy seas. NAVISTAR system is designed to serve as a viable alternative to spinning-mass and fiber-optic gyrocompasses for workboats, commercial fishing vessels, large private yachts, naval patrol boats and small merchant ships, which are not required to be equipped with a gyrocompass.

The system provides a stable heading reference input for radars, autopilots, chart plotters, scanning sonars, automatic identification systems, voyage data recorders, steerable antenna arrays and other devices. The computer continually compares the GPS heading against the magnetic heading sensor. If the GPS data is lost or degraded, the system switches to the magnetic heading from the integral magnetic field sensor to ensure uninterrupted navigation. Using advanced inertial algorithms, the NAVISTAR hybrid system processes information from dual high-precision GPS receivers, together with data from three integrated turn-rate sensors, three accelerometers and a three-axis magnetic field sensor.


 

About the Company






Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide





MarineTalk

E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .