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ship dynamic positioning system (DPS)
K-Pos DP-21/22

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Characteristics

  • Application domain:

    for ships

Description

K-POS DP-21 DYNAMIC POSITIONING SYSTEM
The DP-21 provides a direct interface to the propellers, thrusters and rudders, and includes the necessary interfaces to power plants, position-reference systems and sensors.

K-POS DP-22 DYNAMIC POSITIONING SYSTEM
The DP-22 is designed for integration with K-Chief (marine automation system) and K-Thrust (thruster control system) via a dual Ethernet LAN. Dual redundancy is also built into the interface units for connection of sensors and position reference systems.

Integrating all the functions for monitoring and control of a vessel provides a real benefit both technically and economically. Functions are integrated to reduce the overall need for hardware and software functions and to reduce interfacing requirements. This leads to less demand for special software, cabling and testing. Furthermore, integrated systems offer a far greater degree of redundancy, and therefore increased system availability and operational performance.

DUAL REDUNDANCY ADVANTAGES
No single point failure. The system is designed to avoid total system failure if a single failure occurs.

FAULT ISOLATION
If one system component fails, the other components will not be affected.