Multi-ROV training simulator

ROVsim Gen3 is a PC based ROV simulation program intended for ROV pilot training and familiarizaton. It includes two ROVs, 17 missions and a complete set of user controls, including: sea state, current, visibility, day/night, input, collisions, serial data output, etc.

Working and observation class ROVs often work in pairs, and ROVsim Gen3 was specifically designed to include that training requirement. ROVsim Gen3 is the first PC based simulator to allow two, simultaneous and fully operational ROVs in the same mission. ROVsim Gen3 is the result of over two decades work with the subsea industry and developing ROV training simulators.


Features

    • Fully immersive 3D environment
    • Realistic graphics effects
    • Realistic ocean environment
    • Physics accurate ROV and tether simulation
    • Observation and working class ROV simulator
    • 17 WC and OC ROV missions
    • Integrated Scanning Sonar simulator
    • Tether Management System (TMS)
    • Vehicle pitch / roll control
    • Four cameras views plus “quad screen”
    • Vehicle dynamics editor
    • Current and visibility editor
    • Surging currents
    • Day / Night simulation
    • Casualty simulation
    • Custom input device manager
    • Auto tether management
    • NMEA 0183 data out via serial port
    • Windows 10 support

* Complies with requirements for IMCA Class B simulators.

Included Video Overlays:

  • SeaEye Falcon
  • Hercules

Included Tools:

  • 5 and 7 DOF manipulators
  • Laser measuring device
  • Cathodic Potential (Cp) Probe
  • Suction Dredge Tool
  • Water sampler
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ROVsim Gen3 “quad window” mission display

ROVsim Gen3 includes both working and observation class ROVs

Includes both working and observation class ROVs



Test Tank (2 missions)

Training mission to acquaint pilots with the observation class and working class ROVs. Teams will navigate an offshore test tank to familiarize themselves with the ROV controls, HUD, and sonar display.

Investigate Ship Collision (2 missions)

First mission, utilizing the observation class ROV to investigate the site of a ship collision. A cargo ship has collided with a cruise ship and some of its cargo has fallen overboard. The teams will need to locate the containers and note their approximate location and condition.
Second mission, utilizing the working class ROV, take water samples from any leaking shipping containers found previously.

Missing Helo Search (1 mission)

Utilize the working class ROV to inspect the site of a crashed helicopter. Document the crash site then search the cabin and surrounding area for the flight recorder.

Clear Power Plant Intake (3 missions)

First mission, utilize the observation class ROV to locate the water intake for the power plant. Once located assess and record condition i.e. obstructions and/or damage.
Second mission, utilize the working class ROV to remove the fishing net obstructing the water intake.
Third mission, utilize the working class ROV and suction dredge to remove the buildup of sand obstructing the water intake.

Inspect Oil Platform (3 missions)

First mission, utilize both ROVs to conduct a visual survey of an oil platform. Working class will remove anything that is obstructing the “B2” area of the structure while the observation class provides visual assistance.
Second mission, utilize both ROVs to conduct a survey of the structural integrity of the oil platform. Working class will utilize onboard sensors to Examine “B2” area of structure while the observation class provides visual assistance.
Third mission, utilize both ROVs to conduct a survey of the structural integrity of the oil platform. Working class will utilize onboard sensors to Examine “B2” area of structure while the observation class provides visual assistance.

Water Tank Inspection (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 1
Background: The city’s municipal water storage system is in dire need of a visual inspection.
Objective: Your task is to take a full visual survey of the interior of the water tank, noting any damage, rust or debris. Take photos of areas of note, and document their location in a schematic drawing. You should also avoid hitting any part of the tank, disturbing the sediments, and snagging the ROV’s tether.

Harbor Inspection (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: A foreign fishing vessel was damaged while at sea and is towed to port to effect repairs. Her crews’ behavior is considered suspicious and the Captain of the Port has ordered a full inspection of the vessel’s bottom as well as an accurate survey of the surrounding area.
Objectives: Inspect the underside of the fishing vessel for damage, photographing any damage and documenting the location where it is found. Survey the areas surrounding the vessel and pier while being on the look out for anything that could be considered suspicious. Collect samples if possible and bring them to the collecting basket on the pier aft of the vessel.
Note: In this mission the pilot can grab, carry and move the duffle bags found surrounding the fishing vessel. Maneuvering the vehicle changes to simulate the additional weight and movement of the duffle bag after it’s been lifted. The fishing vessel’s props can also be rotated with the ROV’s manipulator claw.

Ship hull inspection (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: A derelict oil tanker is brought into port, the owners aren’t certain whether they’ll scrap it or try to fix and refit it for sea. The hull has a number of breaches from collisions that need to be surveyed and inspected. It is also suspected that terrorists may have planted limpet mines along the hull.
Objectives: Inspect the underside of the vessel for damage, photographing any damage and documenting the location where it is found. Survey the areas surrounding the vessel and pier while being on the look out for anything that could be considered suspicious.
Note: In this mission there are a number of challenges for the pilot to explore, from extensive hull damage on the ship, to a debris field littered with hazardous materials, to a dangerous limpet mine attached to the hull. For help in finding the limpet mine, press the “Z” key for a heads up display showing the direction and distance to it. Be sure to head West of the ship, but watch out for sharks!

Crime Scene Investigation (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: An SUV was reported to have gone off a highway overpass and local police have tasked you with finding the vehicle, victim and any relevant evidence. This area is also the suspected area of a previous vehicle accident where the vehicle was never found.
Objective: Locate the lost SUV, occupant(s), and any other relevant vehicles and evidence. Survey the submarine terrain surrounding the bridge and prepare a map of the area.
Note: In this mission the pilot can move the SUV’s door, and because of the ROV’s small size, maneuver the ROV inside the SUV to look for evidence. The drowning victim can also be moved by the ROV.

Antarctic Fauna Survey (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 3
Background: Your vehicle has been launched beneath 3 meters of ocean ice off the Antarctic continent to identify, catalog and collect samples of the flora and fauna.
Objectives: Survey the submarine terrain and all varieties of flora and fauna encountered. Photograph, document and collect marine samples using the vacuum collector (activated by pressing the “Z” key). Accurately navigate the area surrounding the elevator and create a chart of the bottom terrain and ice.

Lake Search and Rescue (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the lake.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.

Canal Search and Rescue (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the canal.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.

River Search and Rescue (1 mission)

Level of difficulty: 4
Background: A swimmer has been reported missing and presumed drowned in the lake.
Objectives: Locate the drowned swimmer as quickly as possible. Investigate all objects of interest that may appear on Sonar. Conduct a survey of the bottom and create a map of bottom objects for future reference.
Note: Use the keyboard’s “Z” key to display the relative bearing and range to the victim’s last reported position.

Drill Ship Inspection (coming soon)

The ROV is launched from the side of a drill ship with rig deployed. Safely operate the ROV from the surface to the ocean floor while locating and identifying all the major components of the rig, riser, BOP, etc. A forth camera is mounted on the wrist of the right, 7 DOF manipulator to assist your inspection. Performance gauged by operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers and ability to locate and identify rig components. Press the keyboard’s “z” key to reveal labels for major rig components.

Pipeline Survey (coming soon)

An oily sheen was reported in the vicinity and due to wind and current the exact location of its source is unknown. There are 4 pipelines in the immediate area. A forth camera is mounted on the wrist of the right, 7 DOF manipulator to assist your inspection. Conduct an inspection of the pipelines in order to locate the source of the suspected leak. Find and record the leaks location (Latitude/Longitude), the number of the pipe and its date of installation. Performance gauged by operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers, use of SONAR to navigate and ability to maintain umbilical using TMS. Each time the mission is run the location of the leak will be different. By pressing the keyboard’s “z” key a relative bearing and range to the leak will be displayed on the screen.

AUV SAR (coming soon)

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was lost in the vicinity while conducting survey operations. It’s exact location is unknown but is believed to be within 1 nm (2 km) of your current position. A forth camera is mounted on the wrist of the right, 7 DOF manipulator to assist your inspection. Conduct a search pattern of the ocean floor to locate the lost AUV. Find and record the AUV’s location (Latitude/Longitude). Performance gauged by the operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers, use of SONAR to navigate and locate the AUV, and the team’s ability to maintain the umbilical using the TMS. Each time the mission is run the location of the AUV will be different. By pressing the keyboard’s “z” key a relative bearing and range to the AUV will be displayed on the screen.

Mooring Inspection (coming soon)

The captain in charge of mooring operations for a floating oil platform reports that he suspects on of the mooring anchors has not set properly. A forth camera is mounted on the wrist of the right, 7 DOF manipulator to assist your inspection. Locate the mooring gear (rode and anchor) and record their condition, whether they are fouled or set properly. Also draw a map of any obstructions found that may interfere with setting an anchor in that vicinity and assist in locating a more suitable area if required. Performance is gauged by the operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers, use of SONAR to navigate and locate the anchor, and the team’s ability to maintain the umbilical using the TMS.

Suction Dredge Intervention (coming soon)

An oily sheen was reported in the area and its source located. In the vicinity are several oil pipelines, some of which have been covered by loose sand and silt. An inspection class ROV has been deployed and is prepositioned at the suspected leak. A 5″ suction dredge is mounted to the wrist of your right 7-DOF manipulator that you will use to remove sand and silt to expose the source of the leak. The dredge is activated by pressing the keyboard’s “z” key. Performance is gauged by the operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers and use of manipulators and suction dredge. Team performance is judged by their ability to maintain positional awareness and maintain the umbilical using the TMS.

Suction Anchor Intervention (coming soon)

Mooring operations for a platform are being conducted and a suction pile anchor has been lowered, installed and awaits confirmation that it is positioned properly, level and then valves closed and bridle released. Locate the anchor and verify it is level by checking it’s bull’s eye level. Close the two main valves by turning their control levers clockwise. Locate each quick release shackle and release it by turning it’s lever counter clockwise. Performance is gauged by the operator’s skill in ROV maneuvers, minimum thruster power is used to maintain position and minimum force is used to control valves and shackles. Team performance is judged by their ability to properly position ROV to accomplish each goal and maintain position while effecting each task. Team is further judged by their ability to maintain positional awareness and maintain the umbilical using the TMS.

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