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Basic Operator Course Practical Exercises

Training Manual

Auto Position mode


“MSV Challenger” version 3.1.1

Purpose:
The purpose of this exercise is to use the SDP system in Auto Position mode, and to get
familiarised with some of the different features available. The built-in-trainer in the SDP
system will be used. In the exercise there will be references to different procedures. These
procedures are written in italic and you will find them in the Operator Manual. Specific
menus and buttons are written in bold.

Settings:

1. Select the DisplayUnits and the submenu Reset. Click OK to reset the display unit
settings back to factory settings.

2. Set in the settings shown in the table below in accordance with the “Starting the trainer”
procedure which you will find in the Operator Manual:

N: 100
E: 200
Wind speed: 10 m/s
Wind direction: 340°
Current speed: 0.5 m/s
Current 310°
direction:
Draught: 8.5 m

Exercise/task:
3. Go from Standby mode to Manual mode. Select the DGPS1, HPR1 and ARTEMIS as
position-reference systems. DGPS1 to be reference origin.

4. Follow the procedure From Manual to Auto Position Mode, and establish the vessel in
Auto Position Mode with all thrusters running.

5. Insert the limits in accordance with the table below:

POSITION:
Warning 2m
Alarm 4m

HEADING:
Warning 2°
Alarm 3°

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6. Change heading to 043°, use Rotation Speed Setpoint; 30 deg/m

7. You can change the vessel’s heading in two different ways, explain.
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8. Make a trace of the next movements by the following input:

♦ Trace line, 5 second sampling rate and 30 minutes history


♦ Trend symbol, 2 minutes sampling rate and 30 minutes history

9. Bring the vessel 10m to starboard.

10. Bring the vessel 18m in relative direction 70°.

11. Bring the vessel 18m West.

12. Bring the vessel 14m in true direction 333°.

13. What is your position? N ……………… E …………….

14. Change rotation centre to the bow.

15. What is your position? N ……………… E …………….

16. Change the reference origin to ARTEMIS. Use ARTEMIS and HPR1 as position
reference systems. Explain how you change reference origin:
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17. What is your position? N ……………… E …………….

18. Why is the position changed?


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19. Change heading to 348°.

20. Change vessel speed (Speed Setpoint) to 0.8 m/s.

21. Take the vessel to a position where the bow is 70m south of your HPR transponder (B33).

Trends view:

22. There are different trend views available in the SDP system. Configure the trend view so
that the following trends are shown:
- Figure 1: Thr Tot Force
- Figure 2: Thr Tot Moment
- Figure 3: Dev Pos

23. What have the maximum values been so far in this exercise?
- Thr Tot Force: …………………..
- Thr Tot Moment: ………………..
- Dev Pos: ………………..……….

24. Change to System Selected heading Strategy. What is the system selected heading?
………………..

25. Change the rotation point back to CG.

26. When in position with a stabilised system, what is the load on the thrusters?
- Resulting Force ………..kN, Direction ………….deg
- Resulting Moment ……………kNm

27. Rotate your vessel to the worst thinkable heading in the current weather situation.

28. When in position with a stabilised system, what is the load on the thrusters?
- Resulting Force ………..kN, Direction ………….deg
- Resulting Moment ……………kNm

29. Change vessel speed (Speed Setpoint) to 2.0 m/s.

30. Use Low Gain and take the vessel 200m forward.
 What is the maximum Thruster Resulting Force during the move? …………..kN
 What is the maximum position overshoot? …………m

31. If you had selected High Gain, what do you think would have happened with the Thruster
Forces and the position overshoot?

32. Use High Gain and take the vessel 200m forward.
 What is the maximum Thruster Resulting Force during the move? …………..kN
 What is the maximum position overshoot? …………m

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33. Change the reference origin to DGPS2. Use DGPS2 and HPR2 as position reference
systems.

34. Select User Definable 2 under the Display Units menu.


Change the User Definable 2 units:
- Speed to knots
- Speed Wind to knots
- Speed Current to knots

35. Change vessel speed (Speed Setpoint) to 1.5 knots.

36. Change heading to 006°.

37. Change the heading limits to:


- 4° for the alarm
- 2.5° for the warning

38. Move the vessel -16m in the surge direction and 26m in the sway direction in one
Change Position.

39. What is your position? N…………… E ………….

40. Change position presentation from Cartesian XY to Geographic presentation. Select


DATUM WGS84.

41. What is your position? N…………………… E ………………………

42. Bring the vessel to a new location, N 00° 00.1200’ E 003° 00.3500’

43. Change heading towards the new setpoint.

44. After arrival on location, activate the ARTEMIS position-reference system.

45. After calibration of Artemis is OK, deselect the DGPS position-reference system.

46. Which position-reference system provides now the reference origin?

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