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AIS/VTMS

Port Monitoring System


dKart™ AIS/VTMS
Port Monitoring System

PURPOSE
dKart Port Monitoring System includes all the functionalities and
features inherent to a highly efficient integrated solution for small
and medium-sized ports and harbors, marine operators and
coast guard. It meets the needs of the maritime community for
reducing collision risk and the risk of an accidental CCTV
pollution-caused environment damage in the areas covered by Use of dKart Port Monitoring Display allows connection to a video
the System. The System contributes to resolving of the following camera. Remote control functionalities are also provided, as well
problems: as the automatic focusing function at selected vessel and further
■ Increasing safety of life at sea tracking it in such a way that the vessel image stays constantly on
■ Improving safety of vessel traffic the screen. Targeting the camera can be done directly using the
■ Ship's traffic control "on chart" technique, and so can other settings too.
■ Improving environment protection
■ Offshore installations protection dKart PORT MONITORING DISPLAY
■ Prevention of prohibited transactions, such as smuggling, dKart Port Monitoring Display (Operator Display Unit, ODU) is the
illegal immigration, etc. kernel of the System. Its purpose is to display info coming
The System was designed to meet the requirements and through the sensors of the System on the background of
demands of IMO for AIS on SOLAS type vessels, development of electronic charts. The Display can also be used to control remote
shore based AIS infrastructure and IMO International Ship and sensors and information exchange within the System in general.
Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The key functions of dKart Port Monitoring Display are:
■ Display of info arriving from the sensors of the System on the
monitor screen on the background of electronic charts
■ Recognition and monitoring of objects within the System
range
■ Radar image overlay
■ AIS targets display
■ Remote sensor control
■ CCTV tracking of targets
■ Warning/Alarm generation according to user-defined criteria
■ Recording and replay of navigational situations and radio
communications

The block scheme of dKart AIS/VTMS Port Monitoring System

RADAR FUNCTIONS
dKart Port Monitoring Display
can receive info from both local
and remote radars. The operator
is also given functionalities to
control radar performance.
Radar info is processed using
Radar Processors (RP) from
prominent producers. RP types
are chosen according to the
System performance specific
features at the customer's. Both
"raw" and synthesized radar
image can be laid over Radar image overlay Main window of dKart Port Monitoring Display Software
electronic charts including
recognized (automatically or
manually) target parameters.

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Port Monitoring System
DATABASE
The System uses the Central Database (Database of
Navigational Situation) for storing all info related to sea traffic
monitoring (e.g. tracked target coordinates, speeds and courses,
special area coordinates and sailing conditions, etc.).
Components of the System get necessary info by sending
queries to the Central Database. The architecture like this
automatically ensures consistency of info in all components of
the System.
A rich functionality is offered to construct a wide variety of
queries. Info returned by a query allows adjustable "on chart" and
"in table" presentations.
AIS target on the screen of dKart Port Monitoring Display
ALARMS & INDICATIONS
The System can release warnings and alarms of the following
types:
■ By areas and boundaries
■ Released every time a target approaches/ leaves/ crosses
an operator-defined area or line.
■ By routes
Released every time a target deviates from the linked route
above the operator-defined limit, or approaches a waypoint,
etc.
■ By target parameters
Released on one of the following occasions:
■ Target lost (set automatically)
PLAYBACK ■ Target speed above the limit
Since all info coming into the System is continuously saved into ■ Deviation from the route (XTE) above the limit
the Central Database, it can be replayed exactly in its original ■ Target anchored
form. The fragment of info to be replayed is defined by: ■ Collision threat alarm
■ Area Released when the closest approach (CPA/ TCPA) or
■ Time/ Date cross-course (CCP) parameters or distance (D) fall below an
■ Ship's name operator-defined limit.
■ MMSI
■ Call sign CHARTS
While replay is running, the user can adjust presentation of info The System can display electronic charts in various formats,
on the screen e.g. moving significant details to the fore ground CM93/3 among them as one of the most popular. Having got type
and hiding others, etc. Original alarms and radio communications approval from IHO, CM93/3 can equally be used as a transfer
are replayed too synchronized with the picture on the screen. format of data produced by C-Map and national Hydrographic
Offices. Data are so highly compressed by CM93/3 that one CD
Time limit for info recording/replay depends only on the info is enough for the complete world coverage. A C-Map subscriber
carrier memory size and can be set by the operator. gets access to a unique real-time chart updating service.
The purpose of the utility is to replay navigational situation within Besides, with dKart Port Monitoring Display software S-57/3
a predefined time interval in the past exactly in the original view charts produced by National HOs are available directly. Updating
including voice communications, system alarm and warning service for S-57/3 charts is also provided on the basis of new info
messages, etc. from these HOs. Using a built-in graphic editor allows
The function is realized through a Windows-type graphic manipulation with user-defined objects (areas, sings, etc.) "laid
user-friendly interface. Replay on the chart is supported by the over" official charts.
logbook shown in a tabular form.

AIS FUNCTIONS
Much like with radars, dKart Port Monitoring Display can receive
info from both local and remote AIS base stations and control
their performance. Moreover, target related info can also be
received from other VTS systems and even from foreign
monitoring systems. Graphic interface of AIS target monitoring
software has been developed following the general principles
typical for most MS applications.

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Port Monitoring System
SYSTEM INTEGRATION To process the data incoming from the radar there are the special
Modular approach underlies the architecture of the System. This module used in dKart VTS. This module software, working with
means that the System is built from dedicated units (hard- and Radar Processor Unit has the following functionality:
software), or sub-systems, in a way matching the customer's ■ Control under Operation Systems «Windows 2000»,«Windows XP»,
requirements. «QNX 4.25».
■ Mode of manual and automatic threshold detection of video signal;
Besides, modular architecture of dKart Port Monitoring System ■ Mode of filtering noise from rain;
allows integration with analogous systems by other producers ■ Mode of filtering from noise the nearest radars;
already installed at the customer's so that overall technical ■ Mode of clutter filtering;
capabilities increase greatly. ■ Indication of the lost radar signal;
The key Subsystems are: ■ working on scale from 0,125 to 64 nm;
■ Radar ■ AIS ■ automatic detection mode of transmitter.
■ Database ■ CCTV
■ VHF ■ Direction Finder
supported by the most popular auxiliary subsystems
■ Weather database ■ Internet
■ Others
Each Subsystem implements an independent technological
solution, which interacts with the other subsystems via standard
interfaces, and this is exactly what makes customization of the
System possible. For example, the System can be configured to
receive signals from local or remote sensors, execute remote
sensor diagnostics and control, use various data links, etc.
Upgrading the System is easy too due to its modular architecture.

BASIC FEATURES
The main features of the System are:
■ Receiving traffic information basing on the data from radars,
CCTV and other sensors;
■ Remote sensor control;
■ Presentation of traffic situation graphically on the electronic
chart;
■ Automatic generation of alarms and warnings in case of
dangerous navigational situation or sailing rules breach;
■ Automatic continuous recording of the current traffic
situation, their motion parameters and operators actions;
■ Collecting the information on vessels and their entries in
dedicated navigational Data Base;
■ Playing back the navigational situation on the ENC;
System integration scheme
■ The possibility of creation and editing user's objects and
charts;
RADAR PROCESSOR MODULE ■ User's friendly interface with intuition driven menus and
The data received from radar are handled both in Radar-Processor Help;
Module represented as the computer with dedicated radar ■ The System is based on modular open architecture allowing
information processing software and directly in Operator Display flexible adaptation to customer's needs and specific
Unit. requirements;

The software of System is based on original dKart® technology


using highly effective algorithms of radar image processing.

The dKart Vessel Traffic & Management System as a whole


meets the needs of the maritime community for reducing collision
risk and the risk of an accidental pollution- caused environment
damage in the areas covered by the System.

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dKart™ AIS/VTMS
Port Monitoring System
REMOTE DISPLAY UNIT (OPTIONS) dKart Web Ship Tracer (OPTIONS)
dKart Remote Display Unit (RDU) as the option part of dKart Port Technical Specification for dKart Web Ship Tracer Software
Monitoring System can access and connection with AIS/VTMS dKart Web Ship Tracer is a software for monitoring of the current
thru ISDN, ADSL network. The main features is similar to geographical locations of vessels on the Web. This plus other
Operator Display Unit as follows; navigation-related info can be shown to a remote user in a
■ CHART RELATED FEATURES standard main window of MS Internet Explorer version 5.0.
• S-57 ENC chart format and dKart Raster Charts
• Information on Chart Objects and its attribute values in
Found List window
• Chart’s scrolling, centering, zooming and dragging
• Full Control of the chart presentation
• Selection of colour palette that best suits the ambient
lighting
• ERBL for measuring bearings and ranges
• Multichart display
• Printing out a fragment of a chart with navigational
situation like in ODU
■ VIEWING OF VTS OBJECTS
• Routes
• Zones
• Lines
• Reference Points
■ ADJUSTMENT OF TARGET PRESENTATION;
PRESENTATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH LATEST IALA
REQUIREMENTS
■ SHIPS MONITORING
• Displaying of targets on chart
• Displaying target parameters
• Quick search for a target on chart
• Navigational Situation Prediction like in ODU
• AIS messages viewing. dKart Web Ship Tracer software

■ VTMS DB VIEWING dKart Web Ship Tracer software can receive information about this
• Viewing the ship’s record and other objects from DB from several independent sources, such as in scheme:
• Viewing ships information in table form • Radar
• Printing out reports like in ODU
• AIS transponder
• CCTV
• VHF
• Independent polling of vessels via Inmarsat, arrow 2 in the
scheme.
• Other sources upon the customer’s choice.
In addition to targets, other navigation-related info can be shown,
such as electronic, paper and other charts, Catalogues of products
of a HO, etc.
Use of the software strongly contributes to navigation safety due to
a well-developed built-in alarm and warning system.
The software can be integrated with a VTMS system of dKart Port
Monitoring, see the dashed frame in the scheme thus performing
as its representative on the Web.
The block scheme of dKart Remote Display Units (RDU) The software is intended for a wide range of potential users
concerned with cargo and passenger transportation by sea, e.g.
agent companies, ship owners and government agencies, arrow 3
in scheme.

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dKart Web Ship Tracer software (OPTIONS) Warnings and Alarms
Information Display Capabilities The program produces color indications on the screen of
With dKart Web Ship Tracer software, info of the following kinds dangerous situations at sea on one of the following occasions:
can be collected in a national scale and shown to remote users on • By areas and boundaries
the Web: Produced every time a target approaches/ leaves/ crosses an
• Ship’s location/ speed/ course. operator-defined area or line.
These can be independently obtained from the external sensors listed above • By routes
and shown in scheme. Produced every time a target deviates from the linked route above the
• Electronic charts in a S-57/3.1, CM 93/3 or other format operator-defined limit, or approaches a waypoint etc.
• Ice/ Weather/ Current/ Other charts • By target parameters
• Catalogues of electronic and paper charts Produced on one of the following occasions:
• Target lost (set automatically)
Key Functionalities • Target speed above the limit
On the Web, the following ship motion monitoring functions are • Deviation from the route (XTE) above the limit
provided: • Target anchored
• Automatic and manual ship polling (individual or by groups) within a • Collision threat alarm
predefined area with a predefined intensity (frequency) Produced when the closest approach (CPA/ TCPA) or cross-course (CCP)
parameters or distance (D) fall below an operator-defined limit.
• Automatic location of the selected ship on the chart Produced warnings and alarms can be recorded into the Logbook for
• Current coordinates of a ship in a tabular form further analyses.
• Ship’s route on the chart within a predefined time period
• Ship’s route in a tabular form within a predefined time period
• Access to Catalogues of charts, ENCs themselves, weather/ ice/ other charts
and other auxiliary info
• Color indication of a “target lost” alarm on the chart.

Head Office: Hovlandsveien 52,


PO Box 212, N-4379 Egersund, Norway
Tel: +47 51 464930;
Fax: +47 51 464701
Internet: www.morintech.no, www.dkart.ru
E-mail: support@morintech.ru
Copyright © 2006 Morintech Ltd. dKartTM and dKartTM Port Monitoring System are the registered trademark of Morintech Ltd