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This I/ITSEC showcases a fast small watercraft simulation designed for training applications at booth #1620.

The work is an extension of an original project to develop a Fast Small Ship Simulator for training Dutch Navy crews working on high-speed boats such as RHIBs.

The simulation is the result of a collaboration between CM Labs and MARIN, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands. It incorporates research and technology from the two domain leaders, with the resulting application providing the highest fidelity solution on the market for small watercraft pilot/crew training applications.

Simulating fast small watercraft poses particular challenges as it requires accurate wave models, visualisation of water surface including wake, wash and propeller effects and advanced dynamics for complex phenomena such as slamming, surf riding and broaching.

The solution is built on CM Labs’ Vortex STUDIO simulation and visualisation platform, which among other features provides multi-channel image generation capabilities, as well as ocean wave modelling and visualisation.

About CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design complex equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for simulation-based training, mission rehearsal, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing.

For 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators have helped train equipment operators in port, maritime, construction, robotics, and offshore environments all over the world. In the past few years alone, Pacific Maritime Association, the Port of Tilbury (London), various DP World operations around the world, the Ports of Auckland, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Turklim, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, and TraPac have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Vortex® is a Canadian registered trademark of CM Labs.

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