Non-Portable Piloting Unit for Vessels

Non-Portable Piloting Unit for Vessels

A non-portable unit installed on the bridge of the vessel and external antennas. Provides Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based position with centimeter precision, speed, course, heading, rate of turn and Automatic Identification System (AIS) targets data. All data must be real time. All data must be shared via WiFi to the tablet and application used by the Panama Canal personnel. The unit must receive GNSS corrections via Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and cellular data from the Panama Canal Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) base stations and servers. The system should be able to operate autonomous for at least 5 hours without power from the vessel in case of a blackout.

All units must be preapproved by the Panama Canal.

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Click here for a list of specifications for the non-portable units

Antenna certificate must be requested and returned to the Panama Canal:

List of evaluated and approved equipment

# Brand Model Vendor Id Unit ID range
1 Trelleborg P3 1 1 – 5000
2 Navicom Dynamics CanalPilot 2 1 – 5000
3 CAIM NaviMotion 3 1 – 5000
4 SAL Navigation SPU-100 4 1 – 5000
5 Trimble MPS566 Pilot system 5 1 – 5000
6 S3C CanalNav 6 1 – 5000
7 SAAB R6 Neo / R6 Nav Neo 7 1 – 5000
8 JRC Europe FiXed Piloting Unit 8 1 – 5000

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