Discussion- Multipurpose Onboard Computers: Software for NAV - Monitoring - Control

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by TerryKing, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. TerryKing
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    Discussion- Multipurpose Onboard Computers: Software for NAV-Monitoring-Control

    Note: This thread is a branch from the ongoing "Discussion- Multipurpose Onboard Computers" Please comment, add, suggest, critique!

    THIS MAY INCLUDE SOFTWARE (AND HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS) FOR UNDERWAY INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS:
    • Map-based Navigation/Plotter software and systems such as OziExplorer, Winchart Nexus, Fugawi, Transas etc.
    • GPS / Compass interface: Real-time Position, up/download waypoints, maps, tracks
    • Chart/Recorders
    • Autopilot (Automatic steering)
    • Depth Sensors/Recorders
    • Radar/AIS/Collision Avoidance/Docking Video Cameras

    CHALLENGES:
    • EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE NAVIGATION SUPPORT:
    • INTEGRATION WITH ONBOARD SYSTEMS:
    • COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AIS and RADAR

    IDEAS AND DIRECTIONS:
    • NAV Software is good and easily available, from OziExplorer to Fugawi, and many others, some including extensive chart collections.
    • AIS (large ship positions) can be shown on OziExplorer screen.
    • MONITORING Software is somewhat limited at this time. There are some possibilities from major NMEA device manufacturers, and some shareware. Needs more investigation.
    • DIY Monitoring Software would be an interesting project, and could better integrate with the combination of Computer and Hardware displays Terry likes.
    • CONTROL Software is even more limited, except for some big-boat customized systems. DIY collaboration here would be a good project.
    • INTEGRATION of Monitoring and Control software is needed for intelligent onboard systems.
     
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    Software for Monitoring / Control

    Is anyone using software from manufacturers like CruzPro or shareware for combining/displaying instruments on an onboard computer?? Please tell us what you've seen or experienced.
     
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