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AMI MARINE (UK) LTD

VOYAGE DATA RECORDER


&
SIMPLIFIED VOYAGE DATA RECORDER
VR2272B
INSTALLATION MANUAL

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Brief Record of Change and Reason for Change
Original Issue
Change to AMI-UPS02 KW914C
Addition of Enclosure MEU Images
Restructure Manual
Addition of AMI Capsule
Insert of SW4 CDP description
Address Change
Wiring Page 19 Updated For AMI Capsule
Wiring Page 19 L3 Capsule Replaced with AMI Capsule
Updated Software Install
Inclusion of new AMI Capsule and External Microphones

NOTE: All alterations must be verified by re-authorisation and approval of the


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AMI MARINE (UK) LTD
Unit 2 Tower Lane
Tower Industrial Estate
Eastleigh
Southampton
SO50 6NZ
United Kingdom
Tel No:
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS

DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE!


RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK!
This unit has a high voltage source inside.
Disconnect from the power before removing protective covers.
DO NOT remove the covers while the unit is switched on.
24 Volt DC electrical power on interfaces and capsule.

NOTICE
Compass safe distance is 1 meter.

NOTICE
No user serviceable parts inside, servicing only by properly
qualified and certified technical staff.

NOTICE
This manual is for informational use only, and may be changed without notice. This manual
should not be construed as a commitment of AMI Marine Ltd. Under no circumstances does
AMI Marine Ltd assume any responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may
appear in this document. The equipment should only be used for the purposes intended by
the manufacturer; any deviation from this will void the warranty of the product.

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CONTENTS

1.
1.1
1.2
2.
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
3.
3.1

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 9
Background........................................................................................................... 9
System Architecture.............................................................................................. 9
GENERAL DESCRIPTION ..................................................................................... 10
Main Electronics Unit (MEU) ............................................................................... 11
Microphones KW972 ........................................................................................... 11
VHF Interface KW973 (AI2049) .......................................................................... 11
Capsule (AMI Fixed, L3 Fixed, ACR Float Free)................................................... 12
Remote Alarm Unit ............................................................................................. 12
AMI-UPS KW914-C AC/DC PSU (SVDR) .............................................................. 12
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................... 13
Installation of Hardware ..................................................................................... 14
3.1.1
Main Electronics Unit ............................................................................. 14
3.1.2
Radar Acquisition Interface Unit ............................................................ 14
3.1.3
Battery Backed Power Supply KW914-C (UPS) ...................................... 15
3.1.4
Microphones KW972 .............................................................................. 15
3.1.5
VHF Interface KW973 (AI2049) ............................................................. 16
3.1.6
Fixed Capsule KW999-S and KW999-L .................................................. 17
3.1.7
Cabling .................................................................................................. 17
3.2 Installation of Software ...................................................................................... 23
3.2.1
M3 Programme ...................................................................................... 24
3.2.2
M3E Configuration File Explanation (MEU) ............................................ 28
3.2.3
Video Setup ........................................................................................... 29
3.2.4
Audio Setup ........................................................................................... 31
3.2.5
Capsule Configurations .......................................................................... 32
4. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION ....................................................................................... 39
4.1 The Main Electronics Unit (MEU). ....................................................................... 39
4.2 KW914-C SVDR (UPS). ....................................................................................... 41
4.3 KW999 Capsule Fixed or Float Free. ................................................................... 42
4.4 KW950-NT Remote Alarm Unit. .......................................................................... 42
4.5 KW973 VHF Interface (AI2049). ......................................................................... 42
4.6 KW972 Microphone............................................................................................. 42
5. OPTIONAL INTERFACES ..................................................................................... 43
6. SHIPDATA.TXT FILE ........................................................................................... 45
7.
UNIT DIMENSIONS......................................................................................... 53
8.
CERTIFICATES ............................................................................................... 57
9.
TERMINATIONS.............................................................................................. 63
COMMISSIONING & INSTALLATION REPORT ........................................................ 81

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AMI MARINE (UK) Ltd
VOYAGE DATA RECORDER - VR 2272B

1.

INTRODUCTION

1.1

Background

In 1974 the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) acknowledged the value and expressed the desire of having
recorders on ships similar to the black box flight recorders for aircraft.
In 1996, VDR requirements, which had been debated for a long time, began to form
in the navigation and electronics subgroup (NAV) of the IMO
The IMO passed resolution A.861 (20) in Nov. 1997 and the IEC standard 61996 was
completed
The IEC 61996-2 Shipborne Voyage Data Recorder Performance Requirements
describes data acquisition and storage functions
1.2

System Architecture

Architecture for complying with this standard has emerged that has two major
components:
In the first, the ships interfaces, data acquisition, and soft recording functions are
encompassed in the Data Management system consisting of the Main Electronic Unit
(MEU) which includes the Radar Acquisition unit (Epiphan), Audio Microphones and
Remote Alarm.
These units are intended for installation in a protected environment
The second component is the Fixed Capsule or the Float Free Capsule.
The Fixed Capsule encompasses the final storage medium in a protected environment
from any extreme events. The Fixed Capsule is intended for external installation in a
clear area on top of the superstructure.
The Float Free Capsule encompasses the final storage medium in an EPIRB type unit.
This Capsule is intended for external installation in a clear area on the superstructure
which will enable the Capsule to be released clear of the vessel.
In the event of an incident the Capsule may be recovered and the data downloaded
and used during accident investigation.

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The AMI Marine VR2272B conforms to all the current IMO / IEC / SOLAS standards.
The system is designed such that it can be installed on new ships and retrofits alike.
The VR2272B captures the ships radar, audio and proprietary signal data and stores it
in an approved final recording media the capsule.
Data capture is fully automated and requires no further action from the ships crew,
except for the data save override which prevents data loss, and the download
operation when required.
A minimum of 12 hours historic playback data can be recovered by downloading the
information from the Capsule onto a portable laptop computer.
Up to a further 2 days of ships data information can also be accessed from the system
memory.
The system records data without interruption during the download process.

The Standard Voyage Data Recorder outfit comprises:

Main Electronics Unit (MEU)


Radar Acquisition Interface (EPIPHAN)
AC/DC Battery Backed Power Supply KW914-C (UPS)
Capsule Fixed or Float Free KW999-S/K/A
Bridge Microphones KW972
VHF Interface KW973
Remote Alarm Unit KW950-NT

The modular system is compact and lightweight enabling bulkhead mounting.

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Main Electronics Unit (MEU)


The Main Electronics Unit runs without keyboard or display.
Control and Display panel, power & distribution board, Radar capture, data
combiners & audio interface complete the system.

2.1.1 Data Acquisition

Records the combined data.


Records the combined audio.
Records the captured Radar images.

2.1.2 Control and Display Panel

Minimal controls.
Status and Alarm Display.
Audible alarm.
Status LEDs.
Push to save data to local memory.
Push to test microphones.
Power key switch.

2.1.3 M3 Audio Interface

The Audio Interface will accept up to 5 microphones.


1 VHF COMM input.

2.1.4 Radar Acquisition Unit (Epiphan VGA to USB)

2.2

2.3

The Epiphan communicates to the MEU via USB.


It digitises compresses and sends the file to the local HDD every 15 seconds.
Microphones KW972
Microphones include an amplifier and compressor circuit.
Adjustable Gain and Compression.
Self Testing
VHF Interface KW973 (AI2049)
The KW973 (AI2049) will interface directly with the Sailor RT2048.
Other VHF. Will input the Receive audio and Transmit audio and allow
adjustment of both inputs to balance the mixed signals.

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Capsule (AMI Fixed, L3 Fixed)


All capsules will hold a minimum of 12 hours of radar, data and audio.
The MEU also maintains a copy of the capsule data on the local hard disk.
Remote Alarm Unit
Audible and Visual Alarm.
Audible alarm Mute switch.
AMI-UPS KW914-C AC/DC PSU
An 220/110v AC- nominal 28vDC supply up to 6A
2 x 12V DC batteries providing 24V at max 5A/Hr
Auto switch over to Battery Input on AC fail
Contact Closure alarm on AC fail.

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INSTALLATION

This section provides information for installation of the system hardware the minimum
wiring requirements, Ethernet cabling requirements, setting the IP address,
installation procedure, and configuring the memory partitions of a Hardened Voyage
Recorder.

Installation of System Hardware


All Software is pre-installed. Apart from any routine update restore is by replacing the
Hard Disk Drive

Installation of System Software


All Software is pre-installed. Apart from any routine update restore is by replacing the
Hard Disk Drive.

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Installation of Hardware

3.1.1 Main Electronics Unit


The Environmental enclosure is to be mounted to a suitable mounting plate / brackets
using 4 off M6 SS bolts, spring washers and nuts (not supplied). The MEU is then to
be mounted directly to the inside of the enclosure.
Below are the diagrams for mounting the MEU into the Environmental Enclosure.
3 x Self tapping Screws (supplied) should be used in the top left and right and the
bottom left mounting positions, indicated by arrows.

An M5 Bolt with Nuts and washers (supplied) should be located in the fixing hole at
the bottom right of the enclosure as the final mounting point. The copper grounding
bar should also be secured here.

3.1.2 Radar Acquisition Interface Unit


The RAI (Epiphan VGA to USB) is part of the MEU.

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3.1.3 Battery Backed Power Supply KW914-C (UPS)


The UPS is to be mounted to a suitable mounting plate / brackets using 4 off M6 SS
bolts, spring washers and nuts (not supplied). The unit is to be mounted with the
glands exiting from the base. All cables are to be fed through the glands supplied and
connected to the appropriate screw terminal block.
115/230VAC input Switchable (SW1) (default 230VAC)
BATCH 04
Terminal Connections
M3PSU4.PCB

AMI UPS Equipment


SHIPS EMERGENCY
AC SUPPLY
MEU

Signal
LINE
GROUND
LINE
+
0

Termination

SK6-1
SK6-2

24V+
GND
0VDC
AC FAIL
AC FAIL
24V+
0VDC
24V+
0VDC

SK1-1
SK1-2
SK1-3
SK2-1
SK2-2
POS BATT 1
NEG BATT 1
POS BATT 2
NEG BATT 2

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-1)

(AMI-11)
Not used

BATTERY 1
BATTERY 2

(AMI-2)

RED

UPS Termination
SK1-1 (LINE)
SK1-2 (GND)
SK1-3 (LINE)
SK3-1 (27V+)
SK3-2 (GND)
SK3-3 (GND)
SK4-1 (27V+) Battery Backed
SK4-2 (GND)
SK4-3 (GND)
SK5-1 (AC FAIL)
SK5-2 (GND)
H5 (BATT+)

LINKED
BLACK

H6 (BATT-)

3.1.4 Microphones KW972


The audio microphones should be placed in strategic positions on the bridge so that
all orders, commands and reports are recorded. All cables are to be fed through the
glands supplied and connected to the appropriate screw terminal block.

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3.1.5 VHF Interface KW973 (AI2049)


Transmission from and Reception to the VHF should be recorded. Therefore a suitable
output should be available. For example, the may be an external handset connection
that could be used.
The KW973 (AI2049) should be placed in a position close to the VHF to enable the
handset cable to reach. All cables are to be fed through the glands supplied and
connected to the appropriate connectors.
Connection to the Sailor RT2048 is simple Plug and Play.
Disconnect the handset from the Sailor Unit and plug into DSK9.
Connect the ribbon cable from PL1 (SK1) to the Sailor RT2048 Handset socket.
When connecting to other VHF systems connect to SK2.
Speaker connection should be made to SK2 Pins 1 and 2
Microphone connection should be made to SK2 Pins 3 and 4
Connect AU+, AU-, Test In and Test Out to the appropriate SVDR socket.

50mm

RX/CH1
GND
TX/CH2
GND

100mm
+V
GND
TEST OUT
TEST IN
AU+
AU-

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2
3
4
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6

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3.1.6 Fixed Capsule KW999-S and KW999-K


The Fixed Capsule is to be located on the upper deck so as to maximise the
probability of survival and in a position such that a Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV)
can retrieve the capsule should a major incident occur.
It is recommended that the capsule is mounted on a plinth/pedestal. The
plinth/pedestal if required can be manufactured by ships staff or the shipyard during a
maintenance period. The KW999-S capsule is mounted to the plinth using 3 off M10 SS
bolts, spring washers and nuts. The KW999-K capsule is mounted to the plinth using 6
off M10 SS bolts, spring washers and nuts.
3.1.7 Cabling
System cables should be run as far as possible with existing cables and fixed using
metal cable ties. Suitable deck penetrations are to be used and filled using approved
fire stop material.
TYPICAL CABLE TYPE
Cable Type
3 Core / Overall Screen
4 Core / Overall Screen
4 x Two Pair / Overall Shield / Overall Screen

Cable Specification
CY / 2.5CSA OA=10.1mm 20A
CY / 1.5CSA OA=9.5mm 16A
S-FTP 26AWG OA=5.33

TYPICAL CABLE USAGE


Cable
3 Core

No

Data/Signal/Power UNITS
Ships AC to UPS

4 Core

24vDC and AC Fail from PSU to MEU

Cat 5 DATA
Cat 5 DATA

VHF Interface to MEU


Microphones to MEU

Cat 5 DATA
Cat 5 DATA

From MEU to Alarm & Status KW950-NT


Capsule Junction Box to MEU

Cat 5 DATA
Cat 5 DATA

NMEA to MEU
All Ami Interfaces (NMEA and DC) to MEU

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Typical Wiring Schedule

FM VR2272B M3
POWER DISTRIBUTION
KW914-C Battery Backed PSU
SHIPS AC EMERGENCY DIST PANEL

AMI-UPS KW914-C
1 (SK1)

LINE
GND

LINE

(SK4) AMI-UPS BATTERY BACKED DC OUT

DC INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK1)
1

0V 3
GND 2

+24V 1

(SK5) UPS AC FAIL

AC FAIL M3 MAIN PCB


(SK2)
1

(SK6) AMI-UPS DC OUT for INTERFACES


2

COMMONING DC M3 MAIN PCB


(SK6)
1
2

M3 Main Electronics Unit


(SK6) M3 MAIN PCB DC COMMONING TB

AMI INTERFACES

0V 6

e.g.
KW932

+24V 5
0V 4
+24V 3
0V 2
+24V 1

e.g.
KW935

AMI-UPS DC OUT for INTERFACES


1 (SK6)
2

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HVR NETWORK CONNECTIONS


Option 1

(SK7) CAPSULE M3 MAIN PCB

GREEN

Rx Lo 6
Rx Hi 5

WHITE

Tx Hi 4

WHITE

Tx Lo 3

ORANGE

KW999-K
CAPSULE

BLUE

0V 2

RED

+24V 1

Option 2
(SK7) CAPSULE M3 MAIN PCB
WHITE

Rx Lo 6

GREEN

Rx Hi 5

KW999-S

BLACK

Tx Hi 4

RED

Tx Lo 3

CAPSULE

YELLOW

0V 2
+24V 1

RED

REMOTE ALARM
(SK3) REMOTE ALARM M3 MAIN PCB
ACC SW 6

REMOTE ALARM UNIT


LED
1 (SK1)

DATA OUT 5

BEEP

BEEP OUT 4

SWITCH

GND 3

GND

5V=ON 2
5V=FAULT 1

VDR ALARM for Ships Alarm


Monitoring Equipment
(SK8) VDR ALARM M3 MAIN PCB
CLSD=OK 3

COMMON 2

CLSD=FLT 1

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DATA COMBINER
MAIN ELECTRONIC UNIT

GPS
A

GPS INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK21)
A
B

GYRO
A

GYRO INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK22)
A

EMLOG
A

B
LOG INPUT M3 MAIN PCB
(SK23)
A
B

B
ECHO SOUNDER
A

ECHO SOUNDER INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK24)
A

B
SPARE

NMEA INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK25)
A

SPARE
A

NMEA INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK26)
A

SPARE
A

NMEA INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK27)
A

SPARE
A

NMEA INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK28)
A

AIS
A

AIS INPUT M3 MAIN PCB


(SK4)
A

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M3 AUDIO INTERFACE GRP 1


MAIN ELECTRONIC UNIT

MIC1

(PORT 1)

+VE

+VE

TEST

TEST

RTN

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

AUDIO -

MIC2

(PORT 2)

+VE

+VE

TEST

TEST

RTN

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

AUDIO -

MIC3

(PORT 3)

+VE

+VE

TEST

TEST

RTN

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

AUDIO -

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M3 AUDIO INTERFACE GRP 2


MAIN ELECTRONIC UNIT

Buccaneer
Cable Socket

MIC4

(PORT 4)

+VE

TEST

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

Internal View of
Buccaneer Cable Socket
6

MIC5

AI2049
VHF I/F

Buccaneer
Cable Socket

(PORT 5)

+VE

TEST

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

VHF Option 1

(PORT 6)

+VE 1

+VE

0 2

TEST 3

TEST

RTN 4

RTN

AUDIO + 5

AUDIO +

AUDIO - 6

AUDIO -

(PORT 6)
1

+VE

TEST

RTN

AUDIO +

AUDIO +

AUDIO -

AUDIO -

VHF Option 2
DEDICATED
O/P FOR VDR

22

LINK IS REQUIRED TO
PREVENT AUDIO ALARM

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Installation of Software

Normal procedure is to replace the Hard Disk Drive.


In the event that a complete install is required and Windows 2000 Professional has
been installed proceed with the following guide.
On the CDP ensure the DIP switch SW4 position 5 to the ON position (toward the
board) this stops the auto restart when the M3 software is not running.

CDP SW4 Functions


1. ON for Full audio test of GRP1 and GRP2 i.e. if microphones are connected in
ports 4 or 5.
OFF for audio test of GRP1 only i.e. if GRP2 VHF only is fitted.
2. ON for data input test. This disables the DATA filter
OFF is the Normal position.
3. ON will disable the AUTO Dimming of the front panel LED.
OFF is the Normal position.
4. Not Used. For future developments.
5. ON for Service Mode this option will disable the AUTO Reset function.
If during software setup the CDP did not receive any messages from the M3
programme it would reset the system.
OFF is the Normal position.
6. ON will enable the audible alarm. This is the Normal position.
OFF will disable the audible alarm. This is used when setting to work.
Normal switch positions during operation as seen from the front.
6
ON

5
OFF

4
OFF

3
OFF

2
OFF

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Pre-requisites
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
USB DVD/CDROM
Step 1.
From the AMI CD locate and run the following exe installation program, accepting all
the defaults.
M3Setup.exe
This will create the following sub directories in the install path:
C:\Program Files\ESL\M3 with a sub directory \Data, with sub dirs, \NMEA, \Sound
and \Video. These sub directories are initially empty and will hold the temporary data
files.
From the AMI CD locate the NO VIDEO.bmp and NO VIDEO.zip files and replace the
installed versions in C:\Program Files\ESL\M3\
VGA2USBSetup.exe
This will initially give you an option, select just your self continue the installation. The
setup will create the following folder:
C:\Program Files\ Epiphan Systems VGA2USB\
Now close down the M3 program and start up again to make sure everything starts up
and capturing OK
3.2.1 M3 Programme
The M3 software is based on the Full Monty software suite. It combines all the
features into a single program, eliminating the need for NMEApro with DDE interprogram communication and having to launch the external DOS compression
program, PKZIP. In addition, all slow operations, like save incident, writing to the
capsule and partition clearing, have been written as separate program threads so they
do not hold up any of the main operations. The result of all this is improved reliability
and efficiency. M3 receives the combined NMEA data on COM1 and AIS data or data
from an additional AMI external data combiner on COM2.

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Pre-requisites (MEU)
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
An AMI Fixed Capsule or an ACR Float Free.
Default is no capsule.
RADAR video or an external video source.
On the CDP switch 4-5 to on Service Mode (Auto Restart Disabled).
On maximising the M3 program you will be able to access the Config
General

Start Minimised
Update Clock Every 3280 seconds.
Restart Count Date.
Paths

Current partition D = 4, E = 5 etc.


Headroom for Partition Change M Bytes: e.g. 500
Incident Save Path = J:\
PDC Path [K:\] = (K:\ for AMI Capsule)

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NMEA

COM1 = 38400 baud HS NMEA


COM2 = 38400 baud HS NMEA
Audio

The default setting, PCM 22.050 KHz 8 bit stereo, is the closest to the previous sound
format used in Full Monty.
The sound recording component allows the use of other formats with different
frequency responses which cause larger and smaller data files. The formats are
selected using the pull down list. At present this has been set to the optimum and
should not be changed.
Video

Select
Select
Select
Select

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to
to
to

Capture Video Frames.


Centre Capture Image.
Capture JPEG or BMP (dependant on VGA to USB selection).
Capture No Video frames.

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Capsule

Select the type of capsule fitted;


Confirm the following settings.
AMI CAPSULES KW999-S/K
System IP 192.168.0.19
Capsule IP 192.168.0.1

Files

This page is for information only and shows the number of sound, NMEA/AIS and
Radar since starting or reset.
Next close M3 to save the configuration then restart it.

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3.2.2 M3E Configuration File Explanation (MEU)


If the MEU fails to boot up into the above then check the following files:
M3E.cf0
Location C:\Program Files\ESL\M3\
Double Click and Notepad will open, and it will display
3280000
(Update Clock in hundredths of seconds)
15
(Grab Radar Frame every in seconds)
4
(Active Partition)
Minimised
(Minimised (will be blank if not selected))
VCap
(Capture Video)
1
(Centre Captured Images (0 for select))
192.168.0.1
(TCPIP Address for Capsule)
192.168.0.19
(TCPIP Address for the M3)
500
(Headroom for partition Change)
38400
(COM1 Baud Rate)
38400
(COM2 Baud Rate)
J:\
(Path of the Save partition/HDD)
2
(The last save folder designation)
5.00000000000000E-0001
(For the AMI unit)
K:\
(For the AMI unit)
BMP
(This may be have JPEG selected)
SaveBanner
(If Radar being switched off M3 will save No Video picture)
1
(For Future Use)
1.50000000000000E+0000
(For the Audio Gain)
4
(For Future Use)
3.91715637510417E+0004
(For Future Use)
v2u.exe -a phase=0:pll=0:hs=0:vs=0:offset=0:gain=127 (Default see Video Setup)
0
(0=No Extender, 1=Has Extender, 2=Is Extender)
Ssnd
(Save Extender Sound Files to Capsule, Blank if No Ext)
Srad
(Save Extender Radar Files to Capsule, Blank if No Ext)
\\Monty2\
(Name of Extender Unit)
Snmea
(Save Extender Data Files to Capsule, Blank if No Ext)

If the text is corrupted or missing correct and save.


Now proceed to the Extender Unit.

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3.2.3 Video Setup


Pre-requisites
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
RADAR video or an external video source.
On the CDP switch 4-5 to on Service Mode (Auto Restart Disabled).
Double click the VGA2USB icon and go to Capture
then Options.
Select the Adjustments tab.
Make any adjustments necessary
phase=2
pll=6
hs=4
vs=8
offset=10
gain=127

(Sampling Phase 0 to 31)


(PLL Adjustment -50 to 50)
(Shift Horizontally -100 to 100)
(Shift Vertically -80 to 80)
(Set Offset 0 to 63)
(Set Gain 0 to 255)

Any adjustments should be manually inserted into


the Epiphan Capture Parameters line.

The video tab of the config dialogue now has an edit box for the parameter string and
3 buttons as follows:
"Defaults" - Sets the string to "v2u.exe -a phase=0:pll=0:hs=0:vs=0:offset=0:gain=127"
"Test Now" - Sends the current string to the Epiphan card.
"Apply"
- marks the current string for saving in the M3 config file.

(Note the Apply button is only active if the parameter string has changed)
On starting M3 the string from the config file is used to configure the Epiphan card.
Initially this will be the default settings as shown above. Make any changes carefully
to ONLY the numbers in this parameter string. These could be those noted down from
use of the v2ugui.exe program or you can change a setting and click the Test Now
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button to watch the effect within M3. To do this select the video page and maximise
M3 by double clicking on the M3 window's blue top bar before launching the config
dialog. You will have to wait 15 - 30 seconds after clicking Test Now before the effect
of each change is visible.
When you are happy with the settings, click "Apply" and "OK" the config dialogue.
This will write the current parameter string to the config file. The Apply button marks
the current string for inclusion in the config file, so even if you "Cancel" the config
dialogue the parameter string will still be written to the config file the next time the
M3 program quits.
Note: The command line parameter string MUST start "v2u.exe -a ". Do not change
anything except the numbers when modifying it. There is a floating hint associated
with the edit box which is an aide-memoir to the permitted ranges of the parameters.
Hover the mouse pointer on the edit box to make it appear.

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3.2.4 Audio Setup


Pre-requisites
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
Stereo Headphones
Tweaking tool
Two Persons
On the CDP switch 4-5 to on Service Mode (Auto Restart Disabled).
Adjust the Line In audio level
Double click on Volume Icon.
Select Options then Properties.

Click on Recording then OK

Ensure Line In is selected and the level is set between 25 and 30%

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Adjusting Microphones Audio Level


Adjust the audio level of microphone 1 by itself.
With the headphones connected to the MEU have the assistant talk at a normal
volume not closer than 1 metre and confirm they can be heard loud and clear?
If not, adjust the Gain level on the microphone until a good clear audio is achieved.
Remove microphone 1 and connect microphone 2. Repeat the above procedure.
Repeat the above procedures for microphones 3, 4 and 5 ensuring only one
microphone is connected at any one time.
On completion connect all microphones.

3.2.5 Capsule Configurations


Pre-requisites
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
An AMI Fixed Capsule or an ACR Float Free.
Default is no capsule.
RADAR video or an external video source.
On the CDP switch 4-5 to on Service Mode (Auto Restart Disabled).
AMI CAPSULE
Capsule IP 192.168.0.1
System IP 192.168.0.19
M3 Path Tab Capsule K:\
Click on Windows Explorer, right click on My Network Places and then select
"Search for Computers"

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Type 192.168.0.1 into the Computer Name box and then click on Search Now.

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Once the capsule is discovered 192.168.0.1 Workgroup Share Server double


click on the Computer Icon (with the discovered IP Address) and you will see a folder
named SHARE or DATA
Right click on SHARE or DATA and select "MAP NETWORK DRIVE"

Change the Drive letter to "K" and ensure that Reconnect at Login is selected.
Click Finish

Open "Windows Explorer" and you should now see "Share on 192.168.0.1 (K:)

The capsule is now ready for use.

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ACR FLOAT FREE


Capsule IP 192.168.2.75 (some cases 100)
System IP 192.168.2.19
L3 HVR
Capsule IP 192.168.0.2
System IP 192.168.0.5
To configure the HVRs Flash Memory for recording the collated data from the RADAR
Acquisition Interface PC, use Internet Explorer to open the HVRs configuration
website assigned (IP address 192.168.0.2).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Open Internet Explorer


In the Address Bar type 192.168.0.2
Click on Flash Setup
When asked enter password l3hvr
Select Position 0 change Granules to Maximum (Partition Granules in Crash
Module) and the Stream Name to RADAR
6. Set all other Granules to 0.
7. Submit Changes
This creates a single large partition to which all data will be written.

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AMI Capsule Download


Pre-requisites
SVGA Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
An AMI Fixed Capsule
USB HDD or USB FLASH MEMORY STICK
On the CDP set SW4-5 (Auto Restart Disable) to the ON position Service Mode.
Open "Windows Explorer" and select "Share on 192.168.0.1 (K:)

Highlight the required folders and copy them to the USB device.
The folder names indicate the year, month, date and hour (YYMMDD-HH).
In each folder there will be 60 x VDR files, 60 x SND files, 240 x RFG files and 1
shipdata.zip file totalling 361 files.

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L3 HVR
You can control where the data is recovered to. The Default is .\HVR\ i.e. the HVR
directory in the install directory.
If you connect a USB HDD you can now unload the whole HVR and easily remove, but
be warned this will take 45 to 60 minutes per 500MB.

To avoid unloading the entire HVR to look at the most recent data there is now an
option to step back a number of Mbytes from the current write pointer position and
start recovery from there with average file sizes 150Mb is about 1 Hr of data.
This can be calculated by adding 4 x radar captures files (RFG), 1 x audio (SND) and 1
x data (VDR) which will give you the number of MB per minute.
If you use this step back option enter a figure greater than e.g. 1800 and then in the
Mbytes to recover box type in 75 which should download approximately 30 minutes
worth of data, the start button sets the recovery process.
Note - That using the default settings on starting the HVR Recovery program, (apart
from changing the recovery destination path), pressing start and answering NO to Do
you want to reset the HVR first? is how you recover the entire contents of the HVR.

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Saved File Names


The uncompressed file names within the zips are in the form DDDSSSSS i.e. Julian
day number from 1st Jan and the number of seconds from midnight. Julian Day
numbers run from 001 to 365 (or 366 on a leap year) and seconds from 00001 to
86400.
E.g. RFG-15012006-16004500.zip = 01558245.bmp
Files are named:
For example

TYPE DATE TIME


SND-14052003-124600.ZIP for the audio.
VDR-14052003-124600.ZIP for the data and AIS.
RFG-14052003-124615.ZIP for the video.

This means that the file was started at the time specified in the compressed zip file
name.
Note: that the windows Date Modified stamp on the audio and data files is actually
when the file and the zip file are closed so that, although the file names reflect the
start time of the data, the actual order in the directory of the 1 min audio and data
files with respect to the 4 RFG files, may be different.

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SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

COM 2

I/P NMEA 38400 AIS/EXPANSION PORT


I/P NMEA 4800 ALL DATA PORT
I/P NMEA 4800 ALL DATA PORT

CONTROL & STATUS MESSAGES


I/P NMEA 4800 ALL DATA PORT
I/P NMEA 4800 ECHO DATA PORT
COM 1
I/P NMEA 4800 GYRO DATA PORT
I/P NMEA 4800 LOG DATA PORT
VR2272B
MAIN BOARD

I/P NMEA 4800 GPS DATA PORT

O/P NMEA 38400 ALL DATA PORT

CONNECTION
FOR REMOTE

LAN CONNECTION
FOR DOWNLOADS

24VDC INPUT

AC POWER FAIL

LOW POWER
DC OUT
EXTERNAL ALARM RELAY O/P

24VDC OUTPUT FOR FAN

24VDC OUTPUT TO PC PSU

4.1 The Main Electronics Unit (MEU).


The function of the MEU is to record the Radar Captures, Audio data, the NMEA data
and monitor and control the VDR system.

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4.1.1 The Power Distribution(part of the M3 main PCB)


The main function of the Power and Distribution is to distribute and regulate the power
supplies and respond to an AC failure by signalling the CDP.
4.1.2 The Display and Control Panel (CDP).
The main function of the Display and Control Panel is as a user interface where the
system is switched on or off, displays status/activity of the data inputs and outputs
and the Save, Audio Test and Accept Alarm functions can be initiated.
The secondary function is to monitor and display the status of the system and any
alarm messages from the M3 VDR software, power supplies and respond with any
necessary alarm.
4.1.3 The Audio Multiplexer
The function of the Audio Multiplexer is to gather in groups of three (up to two
groups) the audio from the microphones and the combined transmit and receive audio
from the designated VHF unit.
The selected outputs are fed to the EPIA motherboard LINE IN via a stereo lead
with a 3.5mm jack plug.
4.1.4 The Data Combiner (part of the M3 main PCB)
The function of the FM Data Unit is to gather and combine the NMEA data from the
external equipment and interfaces ready for recording.
The NMEA Data (4800 baud) input to SK20 to SK27 are combined in the Processor
with the Control and Status messages from the CDP, the combined (38400 baud)
output is sent to COM1. The AIS/Ext (38400 baud) input SK4 is fed directly to COM2.
4.1.5 The PCI LAN Card
The function of the PCI LAN card is to connect to a Laptop computer for Maintenance
and the downloading of saved Data and allows the onboard LAN socket to be used to
connect to the PDC Capsule.
4.1.6 EPIPHAN VGA to USB Video Frame Grabber.
The function of the Video Frame Grabber is to capture once every 15 seconds a Post
Processed Radar picture. Input is via a SVGA cable Red, Green, Blue signal and
Vertical and Horizontal Sync. The captured frames are saved as *.BMP files then
compressed into zip files then sent to the HVR.
4.1.7 The EPIA Motherboard.
Baby ATX Motherboard fitted with minimum EPIA/VIA processor and 256Mbyte RAM.
The EPIA has onboard SVGA Graphics, Sound Card and 100Tbase LAN.

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4.2 KW914-C (UPS).


The functions of the AMI-UPS KW914-C is to convert the ships AC volts supply into
the main DC supply for the SVDR and also acts as an automatic changeover in the
event of an AC power fail. It will switch over to the Battery Supply to ensure the SVDR
system will operate in excess of two hours in the event of a total power failure.
4.2.1 The 2 x 12 volts DC Battery.
The function of the two batteries is to store the DC volts supplied from the Switch
Mode AC/DC Power Supply. The batteries are configured in series to provide the 24
volts DC.

KW914-C AC/DC UNIT

SWITCH OVER

DC

AC

BATTERIES x 2

AC PWR FAIL

DC SUPPLY OUT

AC SUPPLY IN

F1

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4.3 KW999 Capsule Fixed.


The function of the Capsule is to save minimum the latest 12 hours of Audio, Data
and Radar Capture in a secure and safe environment and with the ability to be
retrieved in the event of a catastrophic accident. The Capsule is powered by the 24
volts DC from the VR2272B main board. The data files are transferred to the HVR
from the MEU via the onboard LAN card.
4.4 KW950-NT Remote Alarm Unit.
The function of the Remote Alarm Unit is to give an audible and visual alarm. The
Alarm can be acknowledged by pressing the AL button. The inputs are status signal
and an alarm relay. The unit is powered by the 5 volts DC from the VR2272B main
board.
4.5 KW973 VHF Interface (AI2049).
The function of the AI2049 VHF interface is to connect directly to a SAILOR/SPERRY
RT2048 VHF Radio combining the received audio and the microphone audio. The unit
sends the combined audio to the VHF input on the Audio Interface in the MEU. The
interface takes its +13.8 volts DC supply from the VHF unit. It is possible with an
adapter cable for the Rx and Tx Audio, other VHF types can be recorded and the
power will be selected from the Audio I/F by changing the Jumpers.
4.6 KW972 Microphone.
The function of the microphone is when located at designated locations is to record
Bridge Audio and activity. The recorded audio is sent to the Audio Interface in the
MEU. The microphone is self testing and if OK sends a logic 1 back to the MEU. The
+12 volts DC for the microphone are supplied by the Audio Interface.

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OPTIONAL INTERFACES

5.1 KW909-PPI Parallel Printer Interface.


The function of the KW909-PPI is to convert the text output from equipment with an
LPT output such as an Order Printer Unit or Fire and Smoke Alarm Unit to an NMEA
text message for recording. The 24 volts DC is supplied from the FM Data Interface.
5.2 KW909-SPI Serial Port Interface.
The function of the KW909-SPI is to convert a non standard serial output from
equipment to an NMEA text message for recording. The 24 volts DC is supplied from
the FM Data Interface.
5.3 KW910-M Synchro to NMEA Interface.
The function of the KW910-M is to convert 1:1 Synchro signals into NMEA data
(Switch 1 and 2 changed to suit the required input voltage and NMEA output. The
KW910-D also has an NMEA pass through. The KW910-D is powered by the 24 volts
DC from the FM Data Interface.
5.4 KW932-D 32 Channel Digital Interface.
The function of the KW909-CH32 is to convert digital (5v to 30v) on/off signals into
standard NMEA data. Its prime function is to record the status of Water Tight doors,
Alarm status etc. The KW909-CH32 is powered by the 24 volts DC from the FM Data
Interface.
5.5 KW935-C Variable DC and 4 20mA Interface.
The function of the KW935 is to interface to ships equipment which output variable
DC or current loop 4 20mA. The KW935 has 4 Channel inputs with an NMEA pass
through. Output is a combined NMEA from the 4 Channels and the NMEA pass
through. The 24 volts DC is supplied from the FM Data Interface.
5.6 KW950-E Analogue/Digital Interface and Display.
The function of the KW950-E is to convert Stepper, Synchro signals or Proprietary
data into standard NMEA data. In certain configurations (see table) it is possible to
accept two signal inputs and convert and combine both e.g. 35 volt stepper gyro and
200 PPM log. The KW950-E is powered by the 24 volts DC from the FM Data
Interface.
5.7 The P to V Transducer.
The function of the P to V Transducer is to convert a Pneumatic or Hydraulic pressure
into a variable DC voltage that can be fed into the KW935-C.

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SHIPDATA.TXT FILE

On completion of the installation the shipdata.txt file must be created, zipped and
inserted into the C:\Program Files\ESL\M3\ folder. From there it will be distributed to
the capsule folders and the Save## partitions.
The Ship Data is comprised of 5 sections;
1. System and Interface Serial Numbers and miscellaneous information.
6.1

Ships Particulars

VESSELS NAME:
FULCRUM
OWNER/OPERATOR:
AMI MARINE
OFFICIAL NUMBER:
CALL SIGN:
IMO NUMBER:
80480450
MMSI NUMBER:
SHIP BUILDER:
AMI GROUP
HULL NUMBER:
H1624A
KEEL LAID:
2004
PORT OF REGISTRATION:
UK
DATE OF REGISTRATION:
JULY 2006
LENGTH O.A.:
225.00M
LENGTH B.P.:
217.00M
BREDTH (MOULDED):
32.60M
DEPTH (MOULDED):
19.60M
SUMMER DRAFT (EXTR):
-M
DEADWEIGHT (SUMMER):
74500T
TONNAGE:
GROSS
PANAMA:
SUEZ:
MAX PASSENGER CAPACITY:
N/A
MAX CREW CAPACITY:
NO OF LIFEBOATS/TOTAL PERSON CAPACITY:-

NET
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6.2 Parent Equipment and Data Format


HEADING GYRO
RATE OF TURN
GYRO SYSTEM ALARMS
AUTOPILOT
RUDDER ORDER
GPS TIME
GPS GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONAL
GPS GROUND SPEED

TOKIMEC TG6000
TOKIMEC TG6000
TOKIMEC
TOKIMEC
TOKIMEC
FURUNO
FURUNO
FURUNO

SPEED LOG

FURUNO

DEPTH

FURUNO

WIND DATA
ENGINE CONTROL DATA
REMOTE ENGINE ALARMS

YOUNG
NABCO
NABCO

KW932A
KW935C
VHF AUDIO
BRIDGE AUDIO
RADAR IMAGE

FURUNO FM8500
VIA MICROPHONES
FURUNO FAR2825W

$HEHDT,001.2,T*2C
$HEROT,-000.6,A*00
$PTKM,HEALM,1000,0*52
$AGHTD
$AGRSA
$GPZDA,074805,12,02,2004,-08,00*64
$GPGLL,3116.5625,N,12133.9490,E,074805,A,D*4B
$GPVTG,,T,244.6,M,0.0,N,0.0,K,D*0C
$GPRMC,074805,A,3116.5625,N,12133.9490,E,0.0,239.5,120204,5.1,W,D*09
$VDVBW,0.4,,A,,,V*6C
$VDVLW,8.33,N,8.33,N*5F
$SDDPT,0002.9,0000.0,20*72
$PFEC,Alarm,0,0*6F
$PFEC,xdr,AFT,200*33
$WIMWV,175,R,007,N,A*27
$RCETL,
$RCRPM,E,0,-0.1,,A*44
$RCPRC,,V,0.0,V,,V,0*34
$RCALM,,
$PAMI,XDR,A,XX- -,XX- -,XX- -,X- - -,XX- -,X- - -,- - - -,- - - -,*hh
$PAMIV,00,XXX,- - -,- - -,- - -,
COMPRESSED WAVE FILES
COMPRESSED WAVE FILES
COMPRESSED BMP FILES

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Interface Calibrations KW932 Status Data

The KW932 Status input card is used to interface any Status or Alarms signal which
can be seen or heard on the bridge. Status data is entered into the system by up to
32 KW932 cards, each with 32 input channels. The serial data output for each channel
is a digital 1 or 0. Information in the shipdata.txt file enables the playback software to
convert these values into a plain English display. Each card has a unique block title
enclosed in square brackets, and these take the form of [KW932A] through [KW932Z]
for the first 26 and [KW9321] through [KW9326] for 27 to 32.
[KW932A]
Block Title, one required per card. The cards are assigned an incremental letter, thus
the next header will be [KW932B] then [KW932C] and so on up to [KW9326].
Code=A
Each card must be set to a unique ID code using the DIP switches on the card itself.
The range of these codes is A to Z and 1 to 6.
Name=Code
To help identify each card is achieved by adding a Name field into the card data block.
Any text can be used which help identify the specific card inputs.
Following the Block Title, ID and Name code there are eight groups of four digital
inputs with the status descriptions. The content of each input is the text name
identifying the source of the signal e.g.
Bit21="FIRE ALARM"
The status text fields determine what the digital 1 or 0 will represent on the Replay
Program e.g.
Status20="NORMAL"
Status21="ALARM"
Note that the state of any group of 4 inputs can be either one of a pair e.g.
OPEN / CLOSED
NORMAL / FAIL
GOOD / BAD
NORMAL / ALARM

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Below is an example of the KW932 text file. The following can be copied and pasted
onto another computer and edited using Notepad
[KW932A]
CODE=A
Name=Bridge Indications Status
Bit11="NFU STARBOARD"
Bit12="NFU PORT"
Bit13="-"
Bit14="-"
Status10="ACTIVE"
Status11="INACTIVE"
Bit21="FIRE ALARM"
Bit22="FIRE SYSTEM FAIL"
Bit23="-"
Bit24="-"
Status20="NORMAL"
Status21="ALARM"
Bit31="CO2 RELEASE"
Bit32="CO2 SYSTEM FAIL"
Bit33="-"
Bit34="-"
Status30="NORMAL"
Status31="ALARM"
Bit41="START AIR LOW PRESSURE"
Bit42="-"
Bit43="-"
Bit44="-"
Status40="ALARM"
Status41="NORMAL"
Bit51="HIGH WATER CARGO ALARM"
Bit52="HIGH WATER BILGE ALARM"
Bit53="-"
Bit54="-"
Status50="NORMAL"
Status51="ALARM"
Bit61="HIGH WATER POWER"
Bit62="-"
Bit63="-"
Bit64="-"
Status60="NORMAL"
Status61="ALARM"
Bit71="-"
Bit72="-"
Bit73="-"
Bit74="-"
Status70="-"
Status71="-"
Bit81="-"
Bit82="-"
Bit83="-"
Bit84="-"
Status80="-"
Status81="-"

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Interface Calibrations KW935 Analogue Data

The KW935 analogue input card is used to interface any voltage and current sensors.
Analogue data is entered into the system by up to 16 KW932 cards, each with 4 input
channels. The serial data output for each channel is always in the range -100% to
+100%. Information in the shipdata.txt file enables the playback software to convert
these values to real world units, and generate alarm signals on over range values.
Section header and Unit ID code.
Then for each analogue input we have:The Input Name
The Real (or Plant) value of the input
The voltage (or current) at the KW935 producing the plant output
Each analogue input has its own section in the ShipData.txt file. This must be
completed correctly for the data to be properly displayed.
[KW935A]
Section header, one required per card. The cards are assigned an incremental letter,
thus the next header will be [KW935B] then KW935C and so on up to KW935H.
Code=00
This is the ID code set on the card; each card must have a unique ID. Make sure this
code is zero, 0A not letter O A. The range of these codes is 00 to 0F
Following the header and code there are four sections, one for each of the card
inputs. The contents of each section consist of a variable and a number, the variable
is the same in each case the number is the channel number e.g.
Name Field
This is the Parameter Name that will be shown in the first column of the display.
Units Field
This is displayed after the calculated plant value in the second column. Typical values
are RPM, Deg, %, Knts
Pos Field / Neg Field
These are used where positive and negative plant values have distinct meaning.
Typical values
PosX = Stb , Ahead, Right
NegX = Port, Astern, Left
Where negative values are not expected, or where a parameter can actually go
negative, these fields are left empty.

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MaxRaw / MinRaw
This is the maximum and minimum values output by the card WHEN CONNECTED TO
THE SENSOR.
The KW935 has an output range of -100% to +100%. However when connected to
the sensor this full range may not be utilized. The on card adjustment can be used to
make sure the full range of the A to D is utilized without overflow. For example from 0
shaft RPM to maximum shaft RPM may be presented as a voltage. 0v input should
give zero % output, and then the on card potentiometer is used to make the
maximum shaft rpm out produce a card out put near to 100%, without actually
reaching 100% e.g. 99%
In example 1 the max value is set to 100 and the min value set to 0.
In example 2 the max value is set to 95 and the min value to 5. These values will
never be outside the -100% to +100% range.
MaxVA / MinVA
These are the maximum and minimum voltage or current measured at the 935 input
for a full excursion of plant parameter.
In example 1 its a perfect 0 to 10 V, in example 2 its 0.3 to 9.1 V.
Example 2 is rudder angle and assumed to be linear thus rudder is amidships with an
input of (9.1 0.3) /2 = 4.4V
MaxPlant / MinPlant
This is the maximum and minimum real world values represented by the MaxVA and
MinVA inputs.
In example 1 the RPM goes from 0 to 300. In example 2 we go from 35 degrees port
rudder to 35 deg starboard rudder.
AlarmH / AlarmHH
These are two alarm settings. They are used to generate Alarm outputs ON
PLAYBACK. THE DO NOT INDICATE AN ALARM WAS SOUNDED ON THE VESSEL.
They have different meaning depending on the range of the plant parameter.
If the plant parameter is always positive, for example wind speed then in this case
AlarmH is set to a warning level, and AlarmHH is set to a critical level.
If the plant parameter is able to swing between positive and negative, for example
rudder angle then in this case AlarmH is for the positive value, and AlarmHH is for
the negative value.

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Important Notes
1. Inputs to the KW935 card are assumed to be linear over their range.
2. Where plant values have a fore / aft, ahead / astern starboard / port value the
convention is that Aft, Astern, and Port are negative e.g.
Rudder angle -35 to + 35 = 35 to port 35 to starboard
Reversible Shaft RPM -50 to + 300 = 50 astern to 300 ahead
Example 1
Name3="PORT SHAFT RPM"
Units3=RPM
Pos3=
Neg3=
MaxRaw3=100
MinRaw3=0
MaxVA3=10
MinVA3=0
MaxPlant3=300
MinPlant3=0
AlarmH3=280
AlarmHH3=290

This is a shaft RPM sensor where the shaft actual minimum speed is 0 and the
maximum RPM is 300. This is represented at the input of the KW935 as a voltage
between 0 and 10V.
Example 2
Name4=RUDDER ANGLE
Units4=Deg
Pos4=Stb
Neg4=Port
MaxRaw4=95
MinRaw4=5
MaxVA4=9.1
MinVA4=0.3
MaxPlant4=35
MinPlant4=-35
AlarmH4=30
AlarmHH4=-30

This is a rudder angle indicator. The maximum starboard rudder angle is 35; the
maximum port rudder angle is also 35 (this is entered as a negative value.)
This is supposed to be a 0 to 10V signal, but when measured the values were 0.3 V
for -35 deg and 9.1 V for +35 deg. The corresponding range of KW935 output was 5
to 95.

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Below is an example of the text file. The following can be copied and pasted onto
another computer and edited using Notepad
KW935A]
Code=00
Name1=""
Units1=
Pos1=
Neg1=
MaxRaw1=
MinRaw1=
MaxAV1=
MinAV1=
MaxPlant1=
MinPlant1=
AlarmH1=
AlarmHH1=
Name2=""
Units2=""
Pos2=
Neg2=
MaxRaw2=
MinRaw2=
MavAV2=
MinAV2=
MaxPlant2=
MinPlant2=
AlarmH2=
AlarmHH2=
Name3=""
Units3=
Pos3=
Neg3=
MaxRaw3=
MinRaw3=
MaxAV3=
MinAV3=
MaxPlant3
MinPlant3=
AlarmH3=
AlarmHH3=
Name4="RUDDER ANGLE"
Units4=DEGREES
Pos4=STARBOARD
Neg4=PORT
MaxRaw4=100
MinRaw4=-100
MaxAV4=6.183
MinAV4=-6.2
MaxPlant4=35
MinPlant4=-35
AlarmH4=30
AlarmHH4=-30

6.5 System Hardware Particulars


Equipments Installed:

Location

Serial Number

Software Version

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VR2272B (MEU)
KW914-C Battery Back Up
KW972-I Microphone:
KW972-I Microphone:
KW972-I Microphone:
KW972-E Microphone:
KW972-E Microphone:
KW973 VHF Interface:
KW950-NT
KW932-D
KW935-C
Protective Data Capsule
Sonar Beacon:

Radar Room
Radar Room
Chart Table
GMDSS
Bridge Centre
PORT Wing
STBD Wing
VHF No1
Chart Table
Bridge Port Rear
Centre Console
Bridge Roof
N/A

- AMI-123
- AMI-124
- N/A
- N/A
- N/A
- N/A
- N/A
- N/A
- AMI-125
- AMI-126
- AMI-127
- 000271885
- DT6933

SW: M3 2.11

SW: E40
SW: CH32
SW: F9
03/2004
MAY2010

* = NOT INSTALLED
**= NOT RECORDED AT PRESENT
APPROVAL BODY:
ADDRESS:
APPROVAL REF:

QINETIQ
CODY TECH PARK, FARNBOROUGH, UK
QQ-MED-05/06-02 VDR

Manufactured and Installed by AMI Marine (UK) Ltd.


Website: www.amimarine.net
E-Mail:
sales@amimarine.net
15-01-09

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UNIT DIMENSIONS
400mm

3 x 15mm
holes
DIAMETER
300mm

200mm

120 Degrees 120 Degrees


400mm

120 Degrees

250mm
100mm
200mm

200mm
DIAMETER
50mm

PDC PLINTH

CHANGE

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CIRCULAR SUPPORT: Steel Pipe Diameter Maximum 100mm.


MOUNTING PLATE: Sheet Steel 3 to 5mm Thickness.
CABLE PENETRATONS PIPE: Steel Pipe Inner Diameter Minimum 40mm

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400mm

6 x 15mm
holes
DIAMETER
306mm

60 Degrees

60 Degrees

60 Degrees

60 Degrees

60 Degrees

200mm

400mm

60 Degrees

250mm
100mm
200mm

200mm
DIAMETER
50mm

PDC02 PLINTH

1
2

CHANGE

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330mm

110mm

410mm

450mm

290mm

Fixings 4 of M6 Hex Bolts x 20mm

ISS

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PROTECTION: IP65
HOUSING: ABS Plastic
APPROX. WEIGHT: 2Kg
COLOUR: BEIGE / Clear Door

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210mm

108mm

210mm

108mm

185mm

165mm

VOLTAGE: 110 / 240 v AC Main Supply.


CURRENT: 2AMP.
VOLTAGE OUTPUT: NOMINAL 26VDC.
HOUSING: PRESSED STEEL
APPROX. WEIGHT: 3Kg (Without Batteries)
COLOUR: BLACK/SILVER
TO BE INSTALLED IN A DRY COMPARTMENT
BATTERY x 2 YUASA Type NPH5-12

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Recorder
KW914C UPS BACKUP UNIT
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HOLES IN MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE 8mm DIA

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CERTIFICATES

AMI MARINE (UK) Ltd,


Unit 2, Tower Lane, Eastleigh, Southampton,
Hants. SO50 6NZ. U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0) 23-80480450
Fax: +44 (0) 23-80480451
E-mail technical@amimarine.net

Declaration of Conformity
This is to certify that the AMI VR2272B Voyage Data Recorder System (VDR)
(COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2002/75/EC-ITEM A.1/4.29) has been assessed, tested
and CERTIFIED as complying with the relevant parts of:
BS EN 61996-2: 2006, Shipborne Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)
BS EN 61996-2: 2006 Part 2, Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (SVDR)
BS EN 60945: 1997, General Requirements for Marine Navigation Equipment
The VR2272B equipment conforms to the performance standards adopted by the
International Maritime Organisation, which are contained in Resolution A861 (20),
Resolution A694 (17) and MSC.163 (78) as amended by MSC.214 (81).
All Interfaces manufactured by AMI Marine (UK) have been tested and CERTIFIED as
complying with the relevant parts of:
BS EN 61162-1 2000, NMEA Digital Interfaces
BS EN 60945: 1997, General Requirements for Marine Navigation Equipment
All Interfaces are OPTO Isolated and will not interfere with the Ship Equipments.
The AMI VR2272B Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) has been issued by QINETIQ with the
MED Type Approval Certificate number QQ-MED-05/06-2R2
The AMI VR2272B Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) has been issued by
QINETIQ with the MED Type Approval Certificate number and QQ-MED-05/06-03
QINETIQ is notified body 0191
QINETIQ
Cody Technology Park
Ively Road, Farnborough
Hampshire.
GU14 0LX

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Certificate VDR

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TERMINATIONS

VESSSEL NAME

Ship yard are to complete the document by filling in the


relevant terminations and Cable core identifications.

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M.E.U. Terminal Connections


Equipment
MIC 1

MIC 2

MIC 3

Signal

Termination

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-4)

MEU Termination

(12V+)

M1-1

(0V)

M1-2

A6M1R SK1-2 (0V)

(TEST)

M1-3

A6M1R SK1-3 (TEST)

(RETURN)

M1-4

A6M1R SK1-4 (RETURN)

(AUDIO+)

M1-5

A6M1R SK1-5 (AUDIO+)

(AUDIO)

M1-6

A6M1R SK1-6 (AUDIO)

(12V+)

M2-1

(0V)

M2-2

A6M1R SK2-2 (0V)

(TEST)

M2-3

A6M1R SK2-3 (TEST)

(RETURN)

M2-4

A6M1R SK2-4 (RETURN)

(AUDIO+)

M2-5

A6M1R SK2-5 (AUDIO+)

(AUDIO)

M2-6

(AMI-5)

A6M1R SK1-1 (12V+)

A6M1R SK2-1 (12V+)

A6M1R SK2-6 (AUDIO)


(AMI-6)

(12V+)

M3-1

A6M1R SK3-1 (12V+)

(0V)

M3-2

A6M1R SK3-2 (0V)

(TEST)

M3-3

A6M1R SK3-3 (TEST)

(RETURN)

M3-4

A6M1R SK3-4 (RETURN)

(AUDIO+)

M3-5

A6M1R SK3-5 (AUDIO+)

(AUDIO)

M3-6

A6M1R SK3-6 (AUDIO)

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Equipment
MIC 4
External

Termination

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-7)

MEU Termination

(12V+)

M4-SK Pin 1

A6M1R SK4-1 (12V+)

(0V)

M4-SK Pin 2

A6M1R SK4-2 (0V)

(TEST)

M4-SK Pin 3

A6M1R SK4-3 (TEST)

(RETURN)

M4-SK Pin 4

A6M1R SK4-4 (RETURN)

(AUDIO+)

M4-SK Pin 5

A6M1R SK4-5 (AUDIO+)

(AUDIO)

M4-SK Pin 6

A6M1R SK4-6 (AUDIO)

(12V+)

M5-SK Pin 1

(0V)

M5-SK Pin 2

A6M1R SK5-2 (0V)

(TEST)

M5-SK Pin 3

A6M1R SK5-3 (TEST)

(RETURN)

M5-SK Pin 4

A6M1R SK5-4 (RETURN)

(AUDIO+)

M5-SK Pin 5

A6M1R SK5-5 (AUDIO+)

(AUDIO)

M5-SK Pin 6

MIC 5
External

Signal

VHF

(AMI-8)

A6M1R SK5-1 (12V+)

A6M1R SK5-6 (AUDIO)


(AMI-9)

12V+

SK1-1

A6M1R SK6-1 (12V+)

0V

SK1-2

A6M1R SK6-2 (0V)

TEST

SK1-3

A6M1R SK6-3 (TEST)

RETURN

SK1-4

A6M1R SK6-4 (RETURN)

AUDIO+

SK1-5

A6M1R SK6-5 (AUDIO+)

AUDIO

SK1-6

A6M1R SK6-6 (AUDIO)

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Equipment
GPS

Signal
NMEA 0183 A

Termination

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-14)

NMEA 0183 B
SPEED LOG

NMEA 0183 A

NMEA 0183 A

(AMI-15)

NMEA 0183 A

(AMI-16)

NMEA 0183 A

(AMI-17)

NMEA 0183 A

(AMI-18)

NMEA 0183 A

(AMI-19)

NMEA 0183 A
NMEA 0183 B

SK26 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK26 (NMEA 0183 B)

(AMI-20)

NMEA 0183 B
SPARE
DATA 8

SK25 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK25 (NMEA 0183 B)

NMEA 0183 B
SPARE
DATA7

SK24 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK24 (NMEA 0183 B)

NMEA 0183 B
SPARE
DATA 6

SK23 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK23 (NMEA 0183 B)

NMEA 0183 B
SPARE
DATA 5

SK22 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK22 (NMEA 0183 B)

NMEA 0183 B
ECHO

SK21 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK21 (NMEA 0183 B)

NMEA 0183 B
GYRO

MEU Termination

SK27 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK27 (NMEA 0183 B)

(AMI-21)

SK28 (NMEA 0183 A)


SK28 (NMEA 0183 B)

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M.E.U. Terminal Connections


Equipment
AMI CAPSULE
PDC

AIS or
KW909FM
EXPANSION
INTERFACE

Signal

Termination

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-10)

24V+

MEU Termination
SK7-1 (24V+)

0V

SK7-2 (0V)

TX LO

SK7-3 (TX LO)

TX HI

SK7-4 (TX HI)

RX HI

SK7-5 (RX HI)

RX LO

SK7-6 (RX LO)

NMEA 0183 HS A

SK4-4

(AMI-27)

NMEA 0183 HS B

SK4-1 (NMEA 0183 A HS)


SK4-2 (C)

SK4-6

SHIP
NAVIGATIONAL
EQUIPMENT

SK4-3 (NMEA 0183 B HS)


(AMI-23)

SK20-1 (+5V)
SK20-2 (NMEA 0183 HS A OUT)
SK20-3 (0V)
SK20-4 (NMEA 0183 HS B OUT)

REMOTE
ALARM

(AMI-24)

LED

SK1-1

SK3-2 (LED 5V = OK)

BEEP

SK1-2

SK3-4 (BEEP OUT)

SWITCH

SK1-3

SK3-6 (ACC SW)

GND

SK1-4

SK3-3 (GND)

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M.E.U. Terminal Connections


Equipment
AMI UPS
DC SUPPLY

AMI UPS
AC FAIL

Signal

Termination

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-2)

+24VDC

SK4-1

GND

SK4-2

SK1-2 (GND)

0VDC

SK4-3

SK1-3 (0V)

AC FAIL

SK5-1

SK2-1 (AC FAIL)

AC FAIL

SK5-2

SK2-2 (AC FAIL)

DC SUPPLY FOR
AMI INTERFACE
(OPTION)

+24VDC

AMI INTERFACE
(OPTION)

+24VDC

(AMI-11)

0VDC

+24VDC

(AMI-12)

-----------

SK6-1 (+24VDC)

SK6-3 (+24VDC)
SK6-4 (0V)

(AMI-13)

0VDC
SHIP ALARM
MONITORING
EQUIPMENT

SK1-1 (+24VDC)

SK6-2 (0V)

0VDC
AMI INTERFACE
(OPTION)

MEU Termination

SK6-5 (+24VDC)
SK6-6 (0V)

(AMI-3)

SK8-1 (NO)

COMMON

SK8-2 (COMMON)

VDR OK

SK8-3 (NC)

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VDR JB 1 - Capsule Terminal Connections


NOTE! The TX and RX pairs from the capsule have on a few occasions been found to be incorrect. If communication is not
achieved from the below guidance swap the TX and RX pairs.
Equipment
Signal
CORE Colour CABLE No
CORE Colour
MEU Termination
AMI
CAPSULE
KW999-K

AMI
CAPSULE
KW999-S

(AMI-26)

24V+

Red

SK 7 - 1

0V

Blue

TX LO

Orange

TX HI

White

SK 7 - 4

RX HI

White

SK 7 - 5

RX LO

Green

SK 7 - 6

24V+

Red

0V

Yellow

TX LO

Black

TX HI

Red

SK 7 - 4

RX HI

Green

SK 7 - 5

RX LO

White

SK 7 - 6

SK 7 - 2
(AMI-25)

(AMI-26)

SK 7 - 3

SK 7 - 1
SK 7 - 2

(AMI-25)

SK 7 - 3

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BATCH 04
M3PSU4.PCB
Termination
CORE Colour/No

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Equipment
SHIPS
EMERGENCY
AC SUPPLY
MEU

Signal

CABLE No
(AMI-1)

LINE
GROUND
LINE
+
0

SK6-1
SK6-2

24V+
GND
0VDC
AC FAIL
AC FAIL
24V+
0VDC
24V+
0VDC

SK1-1
SK1-2
SK1-3
SK2-1
SK2-2
POS BATT 1
NEG BATT 1
POS BATT 2
NEG BATT 2

(AMI-11)
Not used

BATTERY 1

BATTERY 2

(AMI-2)

RED

UPS Termination
SK1-1 (LINE)
SK1-2 (GND)
SK1-3 (LINE)
SK3-1 (27V+)
SK3-2 (GND)
SK3-3 (GND)
SK4-1 (27V+) Battery Backed
SK4-2 (GND)
SK4-3 (GND)
SK5-1 (AC FAIL)
SK5-2 (GND)
H5 (BATT+)

LINKED
BLACK

H6 (BATT-)

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AMI AI2049 - Terminal Connections


Equipment
MEU
A6M1R

Signal

(OPTION)

CORE Colour/No

CABLE No
(AMI-9)

VHF Termination

12V+

SK6-1 (12V+)

0V

SK6-2 (0V)

SK1-2

TEST

SK6-3 (TEST)

SK1-3

RETURN

SK6-4 (RETURN)

SK1-4

AUDIO+

SK6-5 (AUDIO+)

SK1-5

AUDIO

SK6-6 (AUDIO)

SK1-6

DESIGNATED
SHIP VHF
(SAILOR,
SPERRY,
DEBEG)
(OPTION)
DESIGNATED
SHIP VHF

Termination

HANDSET
TRANSCEIVER UNIT
(HAND SET SOCKET
9 PIN D TYPE)
TX +

HANDSET CABLE

(AMI-9a)

SK1-1

SK2 9 PIN D TYPE

(AMI-9b)
RIBBON CABLE

SK3 10 PIN HEADER


(AMI-9c)

SK4-1 (TX +)

TX -

SK4-2 (GND)

RX -

SK4-3 (GND)

RX +

SK4-4 (RX +)

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AMI Marine (UK)


Southampton
VR2272B VDR/S-VDR
COMMISSIONING & INSTALLATION
REPORT

Vessel Name:
IMO Number:
Port of Registry:
Class Society:
Date Keel Laid:
Gross Tonnage:
Serial No:
Install Date:

Prerequisites
The VR2272B System to be commissioned is connected to the following:

Confirm that 32V dc (Nominal) power supplies are available.

AMI UPS KW914-C.

Remote Alarm Unit KW950-NT.

Microphone Units.

VHF.

Recoverable Capsule

The latest copy of this test procedure.

All peripheral Equipments are connected and operational.

Yes

No

Yes

No

Test Equipments
The following equipments are recommended for an effective and complete install.
Equipment

Serial No.

SVGA Computer Display

USB Mouse

PS2 Keyboard

Laptop Computer

KW907-Beacon Tester

Digital Multimeter

UNIT

Serial Number

VR2272B (Main Electronics Unit)


AI2049 VHF Interface
Battery Install Date

Recoverable Capsule
DUKANE/NOVEGA Beacon
AMI-UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

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Physical Inspection
After fixing, confirm that each unit is secure and all cables and connectors are in
place and secured.
Check there are no loose items within the enclosure screws/washers etc.
Check that all internal system cabling is secure and tied back.

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Physical Inspection completed and satisfied.


Power Up Sequence
NOTE:
To avoid computer Re-boots during the set-up procedure, on the Control and
Display Panel [CDP], set SW4 Dipswitch, switches 4 and 5 to the ON position.
After successful set-up position return these two switches to the OFF position
Remove Front Panel
On the front of the Control Display Panel [CDP] set the Power ON Key-switch to
the ON position and observe the following LED activities:

Check and confirm that during the initial power-up sequence the Top line of
the Display Panel shows Initialising

LD15 is ILLUMINATED indicating the EP +5v power supply is ON

LD16 is ILLUMINATED (up to 15 second delay) indicating the Hard Disc


Drive [HDD] is spun up and active.

LD16 (CONTROL DATA ) LED is ILLUMINATED and then FLASHES every


10seconds indicating the CDP processor is running.

LD13 (DSP DATA) LED flashes one per second indicating the digital signal
processor is running.

LD12 (EP COM2) flashes intermittently within 2 minutes indicating good


data transfer between the main interface PCB and the EP power unit.

LD18 (RA ACQ) is ILLUMINATED briefly after a successful power-up and


then after approx' 2 minutes is ILLUMINATED continuously.

LD10 (DATA OVERLOAD) is momentary ILLUMINATED at power-up and

then is EXTINGUISHED.
If LD10 remains or becomes ILLUMINATED it is an ALARM that the data
processor is receiving too much data at that time and needs further investigation.

LD9 (ALL-DATA INPUT) flashes several times after switch-on then


ILLUMINATES in time with NMEA data input to SK21 to SK28.

Check and confirm that during the initial power-up sequence the Bottom line
of the Control & Display Panel cycles through various information including
VDR time, AC status, DC status and Audio inputs.

Check and confirm that on completion of the power-up sequence the Top
line of the Display Panel now shows Recording.
POWER-UP completed and satisfactory.

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NMEA Data Channel Operation Check


Apply each NMEA 0183 data in turn to their relevant SKT.
Record the Terminations and Observe the following:
SK21 GPS input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183 GPS data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183 data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK22 Gyro input

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183 Gyro data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183 Gyro data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK23 Log input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183 Log data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183 Log data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK24 Echo input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183 Echo data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183 Echo data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK25

input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183

data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183

data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK26

input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183

data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183

data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

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NMEA Data Channel Operation Check (continued)


SK27

input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183

data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183

data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

SK28

input

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183

data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183

data can be seen on M3 NMEA window

NMEA Data Channel Operation Check (continued)


SK4 AIS/EXP input

From Equipment Terminal:

NMEA (A)
NMEA (B)

NMEA 0183 AIS/Expansion data LED shows Activity

NMEA 0183 AIS/Expansion data can be seen on M3 AIS/EXP window


NMEA Data Channel Operation Checks completed and satisfactory.

VGA to USB Software Check


Maximise the VGA2 to USB program then click on the Capture Options
confirm the following settings, Select the Adjustments tab. Make any necessary
adjustments and record below:
Default
Adjusted to
phase=0
(Sampling Phase 0 to 31)
pll=0
(PLL Adjustment -50 to 50)
hs=0
(Shift Horizontally -100 to 100)
vs=0
(Shift Vertically -80 to 80)
offset=0
(Set Offset 0 to 63)
gain=127
(Set Gain 0 to 255)
If any changes have been made close VGA to USB and restart the program

Confirm that the VGA to USB shows the RADAR image:

Confirm that ########.bmp files are being created and saved in the
Program Files\M3\Data\ folder.

Confirm that the M3 Config file has been updated and saved:
VGA to USB Software Check completed and satisfactory.

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Audio Circuits Check


Ensure all microphones have been adjusted to give optimum results. Turn fully
anti clockwise and set to quarter of full movement.

With no microphones connected, press the MIC TEST button. Confirm the

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

CDP shows microphone activity 000 000 (= No microphones connected).


Plug a microphone 1 into channel 1 (left hand Microphone socket on the
Motherboard. Make a sound to activate the microphone.

Confirm that the LCD shows microphone activity 100 000

On the Monitor M3 Window select the AUDIO input screen and confirm the M3
Window display shows an audio level of a few percent to greater then 30%
when the microphone activated.
Remove microphone 1 and plug in microphone 2 into channel 2 etc.
Repeat preceding three steps on the remaining Channels and expect the
following information on the lower line of the Display:

Channel 1 = 100 000 level greater than 30%

Channel 2 = 010 000 level greater than 30%

Channel 3 = 001 000 level greater than 30%

Channel 4 = 000 100 level greater than 30%

Channel 5 = 000 010 level greater than 30%

Remove microphone 5 and plug the VHF into channel 6 If using the AMI VHF I/F
set squelch on and adjust the gain on the I/F until you achieve 60% audio level.
Key the VHF and confirm the M3 Window display shows an audio level of a few
percent to greater then 30%

Channel 6 = 000 001 level greater than 30%

Find a VHF channel that has voice reception and confirm the M3 Window
display shows an audio level of a few percent to greater then 30%

Channel 6 = 000 001 level greater than 30%


Audio Circuit Checks completed and satisfactory.

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M3 Software Configuration Check


(General) Check

Maximise the M3 program and select Config

General: Ensure the following options are selected.

Yes

No

Yes

No

Headroom For Partition Change M Bytes

Yes

No

Save Path

Yes

No

PDC Path

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Start Minimised

Update Clock Every

3530 Seconds
(Paths) Check
Ensure the following options are selected.

300

J:\

K:\
(NMEA) Check
NMEA: Ensure the following options are selected.

COM1 Baud Rate

38400 NMEA HS

COM2 Baud Rate

38400 NMEA HS
(Audio) Check
Audio: Ensure the following option is selected.
PCM 22.050 KHz, 8 bit, Stereo
(Video) Check
Video: Ensure the following settings are selected.

Capture Video Frames

Centre Capture Image

Use JPEG File Format - Deselect for Bitmap (BMP)

Save No Video Frames

(Capsule) Check Capsule


Capsule:

AMI PDC

Confirm the following TCP/IP settings.


AMI PDC

System IP 192.168.0.19

Capsule IP 192.168.0.1
M3 Configuration Settings Check completed and satisfactory.

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M3 Saved File Creation Check


The file names within the zips are in the format of DDDSSSSS i.e.
Julian day number from 1st Jan and the number of seconds from Midnight.
Julian day numbers run from 1 to 365 (or 366 for Leap Year) and the seconds run
from 00001 to 86400.
E.g. SND-15012006-16004500.zip = 01558245.wav
In the M3 Config menu select Paths and identify the active partition.
Confirm that the following files are present:

SND-14052003-124600.ZIP for the audio.

VDR-14052003-124600.ZIP for the data and AIS.

RFG-14052003-124615.ZIP for the video.

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

M3 File Creation Check completed and satisfactory.


SAVE to File Function Check
Observe the Display and confirm the following information is displayed:

RADAR PICTURE SAVED every 15 seconds

NMEA DATA FILE SAVED every 60 seconds

AIS/EXP DATA SAVED every 60 seconds

AUDIO FILE SAVED every 60 seconds


SAVE to File Function Check completed and satisfactory.

SAVE Function Check


NOTE:
The Save Incident Data copies the last 12 hours data already temporarily
stored on the hard disk to a separate designated folder.

Press and hold the save button

Confirm the CDP acknowledges saving the incident.


SAVE Function Check completed and satisfactory.

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ND

Recoverable Capsule Port Function Check (2

LAN)

Check on the Windows Taskbar the LAN icon HVR Capsule

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

shows Connected at 100Mb.


Recoverable Capsule Port Function Check completed and satisfactory.
Remote Alarm Checks
Confirm the Remote Unit Function.

Confirm that the audible alarm sounds.

Confirm ALARM LED flashes once per second indicating an ALARM status.
REMOTE ALARM Checks completed and satisfactory

Accept Alarm Checks

On the CDP Display switch 4, set switch 6 to OFF confirm that the audible
alarm is silenced.
(Return to the ON position on completion of this step).

On the Remote Unit Press the button confirm it clears the audible alarm.

Press and hold the ACCEPT alarm push switch and confirm that the LCD
cycles through a display which has all pixels lit.

Release the ACCEPT alarm push switch.


ACCEPT ALARM Checks completed and satisfactory
LED Dimming Circuit Check
Cover the light sensor situated above the STATUS display window and confirm
that any active Green LEDs are dimmed.
LED Dimming Circuit Check completed and satisfactory.
External Port Function Check (Onboard EP LAN)
Connect an RJ45 patch lead from the External LAN PORT on the front panel to
the Laptop computer and follow the Download Guide for Windows XP.

Check on the Windows Taskbar the LAN icon External

shows Connected at 100Mb.


External Port Function Check completed and satisfactory.
Acoustic Beacon Check

Using a high impedance multimeter confirm the battery voltage.

NOVEGA has a voltage of 3.25 volts DC or greater. Record Volts

DUKANE has a voltage of 2.97 volts DC or greater. Record Volts

Using a KW907-BT check the Beacon Pulses once every second.

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Power supply alarm check


Remove source of external power.

Confirm that the audible alarm sounds.

VDR ON BATTERY SSSS where S is the time since power failure.

AC POWER FAILURE !

VDR HAS ALARM STATE

Record Time (hh:mm)

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Reserve Power source check


Allow VDR to continue running for 1 hour 55 minutes from 2 above.

Confirm that the equipment is still operating at this time with no additional

alarms.

Record Time (hh:mm)

If the batteries fail during this test they are to be replaced as soon as possible.
Reserve Power source shutdown check

Confirm that 2 hours 5 minutes from 2 above confirm that the VDR has

automatically stopped recording.

Record Time (hh:mm)

Return the VR2272B System to Operational Condition


On the front panel turn the POWER Key switch to OFF.

Confirm the VDR has shut itself down in 45 seconds.

On the front panel turn the POWER Key switch to ON.

Check and confirm that on completion of the power-up sequence the Top
line of the Display Panel now shows Recording.
Reserve Power Shutdown and Restart Check Completed Satisfactory.

Shut Down The VR2272B System


On the front panel turn the POWER Key switch to OFF.

On the monitor verify the EP shuts itself down in a fast orderly manner after
it finishes storing the current data.

Confirm the VDR has shut itself down in 45 seconds.

Set SW4 switches 2, 3, 4 and 5 to OFF, check switches 1 and 6 are ON.
The VR2272B System Shut Down Check Completed Satisfactory.

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11. Signature Page


This post installation test was conducted in accordance with ISO 22472:2006 and forms part of the
procedure for the issue of the Installation Performance Test Certificate and is related to the
SAFETY CERTIFICATE for this vessel which is now due for revalidation on:
Date
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REPORT IS NOT AN ANNUAL PERFOMANCE CERTIFICATE
In accordance with the principals of harmonisation of certification it will remain valid until the next
annual re-validation of that certificate, subject to the equipment being maintained in appropriate
operational condition.
Type Approval Certificate Issued by

Approval Certificate Issued (VDR)

QINETIQ - Notified Body 0191

QQ-MED-05/06-02R
Approval Certificate Issued (S-VDR)
QQ-MED-05/06-03

Comments

Engineer Authorised by the Manufacturer


Initials & Name

Signature

Date

Comments

Class Surveyor
Initials & Name

Signature

Date

Comments

Ships Representative
Initials & Name

Signature

Ships
Stamp
Date

To be forwarded to AMI Marine (UK) Ltd for review.

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12. Manufacturers Analysis


This performance test was conducted in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/18.8 and forms
part of the procedure for the issue of the Installation Performance Test Certificate.
The results, information and any comments should be relayed to the manufacturer in accordance
with the instructions contained within the Operation Manual.

Subject to satisfactory results, an Installation Performance Certificate will then be issued.


AMI Marine (UK) will complete a review, record any changes and issue the completed test report
and the Annual Certificate within 45 days. To accommodate performance checks to align with
the appropriate survey under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC), the
annual performance check may be carried out up to 3 months before the due date for a
passenger ship and -/+ 3 months of the due date for a cargo ship.
Yes

No

Confirm that a 20 minute section from the 12 hour download including


the SHIPDATA.ZIP will be forwarded to AMI Marine (UK) for analysis.

Yes

No

Confirm that copies of the Service report and Installation Report will be
forwarded to AMI Marine (UK) for review.

Yes

No

Confirmation that all data is available throughout the 12-hour recording.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REPORT IS NOT AN ANNUAL PERFOMANCE CERTIFICATE

To be completed by AMI Marine (UK)


AMI Marine (UK)s analysis of the downloaded data and in accordance with (IEC) 61996-2
Maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems Shipborne Voyage Data
Recorder (VDR) and (S-VDR_ Performance requirements Methods of testing and required
test results section 4.6 Data items to be recorded (resolution A.861 (20), section 5.4). is to be
attached to complete this report.
This confirms the endorsement by the manufacturer of the tests and that the master database has been created

Date and Time of above Log

AMI Certificate Number

AMI
Stamp

Certificate Date Issued


Certificate Date Expires

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AMI Marine (UK) Warranty; (abbreviated, full version on request)


The Warranty Period is 12 months return to base, parts and labour from date of purchase unless an alternative period has been
otherwise agreed in writing.
This warranty shall only apply where the REGISTRATION CARD supplied with the goods has been properly completed and
returned to AMI within the period of 21 days from installation.
The registration form can also be downloaded from the AMI Marine website www.amimarine.net
Returns Procedure;
Send an email RE: REQUEST FOR RETURN AUTHORISATION to technical@amimarine.net
Please do NOT send items back to AMI Marine until after you have received a Return Authorisation Response Email instructing
you to do so.
Documents to be included;
A copy of the original INSTALLATION REPORT, and a print out of your RETURN MATERIAL AUTHORISATION
INFORMATION EMAIL, and enclose both in the return package.
Be sure to pack the returning product securely and according to carrier instructions. Damage incurred during return shipping
due to inadequate protection will render the item ineligible for return, repair, or exchange under the Warranty Terms. Items not
received by AMI Marine, will not be credited.
MOST authorised returns should be returned to the address below - however there are some exceptions, so DO NOT ship to
this address without first reviewing your RETURN AUTHORISATION INFORMATION EMAIL for applicable return instructions:
AMI Marine (UK) Ltd
Unit 2 Tower Industrial Estate
Tower Lane
Eastleigh
Hants
SO50 6NZ
UK
A full explanation of AMI Marine (UK) Ltd warranty conditions can be found on our web site or requested via email.

* Terms of Service and Policies are subject to change without notice.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please complete and return to AMI Marine either by post to the above address or by email to technical@amimarine.net

Warranty Registration Form


Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Installation Company
Vessel Name
IMO Number

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