The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), of Linthicum Heights, MD (USA) has awarded STN Atlas (Germany) a contract to upgrade its full mission simulation system. The new system will employ the latest generation of photo-textured on-screen graphics, advanced ship maneuvering capabilities and a complete Raytheon integrated bridge system utilizing Kamewa joystick control systems for steering and ship maneuverability.
The new ANS5000 offers many simulation tasks such as channel design research, ship performance testing, multi-sensor integration, testing and integrated bridge simulation training. It employs video, audio and situation display information fully integrated to the exercise playback. The ANS5000 visual databases are built from official ECDIS S-57 data, digital terrain data and actual photos of database elements. Thus, the system is designed to capture and display accurate and realistic simulation details.
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The simulated bridge will be hosted in MITAGS’ unique simulation theater with two forty-foot high, eighty-foot diameter curved projection screens for the display of large-scale simulation graphics.