Edited by Curtis Hand from Press Release
What is it?
The Vessel Impact and Motion Monitoring System (VIMMS) from Dyena Systems is a direct response to the maritime industry’s requirement to monitor crew and vessel levels of shock and vibration during high speed boat operations (HSBO) to put this in a military context. Now it is available for civilian uses (police, SAR, et cetra).
How Does it Work?
VIMMS includes a helm unit and two remote sensors for measuring acceleration: on the vessel structure and at the helmsman’s seat. Twin LED displays provides simultaneous information on received vessel and crew impacts . Configurable settings allow the operator to set relevant thresholds to match LEDs response to the vessels expected operating conditions.
Real time feedback allows the helmsman to adjust their speed or course before limits are exceeded, reducing repeated shock and whole-body vibration exposure to the crew or damaging shock impacts to the vessel and equipment.
If the upper limit is exceeded an indicator will remain lit, requiring a manager to reset the unit by entering a pin number on the front keypad, alerting the origination that an incident requiring investigation might have occurred. Data can be downloaded from VIMMS for further analysis.
What are the Advantages?
- Easily retro-fitted to existing vessels, the IP67 flush mounted helm unit measures only 150mm x 45mm
- The display has day and night views
- Meets US Coast Guard requirements
- VIMMS is currently deployed across three continents and now available to commercial operators and boat builders
See www.dyena.com/vimms for a video demonstration