SURFACE SHIPS GAS TURBINE ENGINEERING TRAINER
The Propulsion Engineering Trainers 20H5 and 20H6 Series Devices are Central Control Station (CCS) and Engine Room trainers, for the Navy’s DD-963, CG-47 and FFG-7 class ships. Each Trainer consists of replicated Engineering Consoles, with “real-time” simulation software that portrays propulsion operation of GE LM 2500 gas turbine engines. The consoles simulated replicate both General Electric and Litton designed control systems. The simulation provides full dynamic simulation of the gas turbine from “cold iron” to “full power” with the corresponding effects of ship support systems interaction and the effect of sea state.
The trainers have also been provided as pier side trainers in mobile vans.
The PFG-2 Engineering and Maintenance Trainer is an operation and maintenance training device for the Taiwan “Cheng Kung” class frigate. The device, designated 20H7B utilizes the concept of stimulating the actual ship’s engine control system consoles. The control system is stimulated with “real-time” software that simulates all sensors, controls and input functions external to the actual control system. Math-models represent LM-2500 gas turbine dynamics through the full range of engine performance with its associated systems such as cooling, fuel, lubrication and electrical. Abnormalities such as excessive vibration, bearing wear, etc. are simulated in addition to a full range of casualties not practicable or possible in actual engine “hot-plant” environments. Watch Standee maintenance training for technicians is accomplished by the use of faulted circuit boards and computer induced faults that require Trainee fault isolation procedures using actual troubleshooting techniques.
SUBMARINE SHIP CONTROL & OPERATOR TRAINER
The Ship Control Operator Trainer, SCOT includes complete simulation of all systems of the SEAWOLF SSN-21 submarine which are monitored or controlled by the Ship Control System and with which the members of the ship control party may interact during normal and casualty operations. The device is intended to provide training in ship control familiarization, operating procedures, and mission procedures for the SSN-21 submarine including under ice and arctic maneuvering. The Device allows the trainees to become familiar with executing normal procedures, in recognizing malfunctions, abnormal indications, and executing the corresponding emergency procedures required for the ships recovery. The simulation includes submarine operations through the full spectrum of operating depths in the open ocean, navigation, operations at periscope depth, transition to and from the surface, maneuvering in under-ice conditions, mine avoidance, emergency recovery conditions and tactical maneuvers. The trainees will consist of both experienced submariners undergoing refresher training and newly designated submariners undergoing initial training or advanced multiclass ship control.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT & OIL SPILL
DynaLantic Corp. developed and delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard a prototype system for developing and conducting pollution incident response exercises PISCES (Pollution Incident Simulation Control & Evaluation System). The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires that the Coast Guard conduct area exercises in ports and waterways several times each year to assess the preparedness of local response organizations to combat major oil pollution incidents. The hardware and software that embodies the PISCES system provides exercise controllers with an exercise-planning tool in addition to clear visualization of the status of an exercise in progress. The system tracks the deployment of all response resources that are displayed on electronic charts and area maps.
The PISCES system has been adapted to CISCES (Crisis Incident Simulation Control & Evaluation System). This system provides a crisis management exercise framework that can be adapted to many complex situations requiring the coordination diverse groups and organizations. The system allows for scenario and problem development prior to an exercise, control during the exercise and debriefing after the exercise. Applications such as Homeland Security, Search and Rescue, Brush Fire and Municipal Disaster exercise plans requiring coordination of diverse groups who normally do not have routine lines of communication can be developed and practiced.