The AIS data
simulator allows you to generate as many AIS targets as needed and display them
on the screen. It generates both static vessel data (MMSI, name, size, etc.) and
dynamic data (position, heading, speed, etc.). Each vessel is active, that is to
say it moves on the screen, its track is recorded. Anti-collision alarms are
functional. The AIS radar is operational. In fact, the operation is completely
identical to the reception of AIS data via an AIS transponder or receiver, but
the AIS data is simulated. The AIS data simulator is generally used in
conjunction with the NMEA simulator.
Adjustment or creation of an AIS virtual target dialog
To create a new vessel enter the MMSI, the name of the vessel,
its dimensions etc ... Enter the desired position of the vessel (copy paste on
the map), set its speed and its course. Activate the vessel.
save the vessel so that you can reopen it later in its position.
function is very useful for analyzing the behavior of anti-collision alarms but
especially in training to learn the decisions to be taken in difficult
situations (congested channel, navigation in separation rails, port approach,
etc.). Learning the rules of the helm and the course. Radar navigation
Example of a simulation in a traffic separation
Display of simulated AIS targets on the
simulated AIS targets on the radar.
Although it seems obvious,
we would like to point out that a vessel created with this AIS simulator is only
visible on your screen even if the software is connected to an active AIS
transponder. There is no risk of creating a ghost vessel visible to other boats
in the area using this simulator.