Full-integration simulation using both engine room and bridge simulators, design and experiences
Author Maarten-Jan van der Marel, Maarten Harms, Rene Teekema, Hanno B Smits, Cees Muijskens
Title Full-integration simulation using both engine room and bridge simulators, design and experiences
Year 1995

A large full mission engine room simulator is in operation at the nautical college of Terschelling, in its simulation centre MSTC (Maritime Simulator Training Centre). This engine room simulator consists of an electrical switch board, a control room console and large touch screens for the engineer engine room actions. The MSTC engine room simulator can be coupled with the full-mission bridge simulator.. Consequently a true fullintegiation mode is realized. In addition to this a cargo handling simulator is part of the system.
For training efficiency all full-mission simulators are preceded with part-task simulation of all processes.. This ensures familiarity with the system and knowledge of the processes. The training on the full-mission simulators will prepare the students for the fully integrated simulation and for reality. The modelling of all engine room processes is very realistic/detailed. Consequently in addition to procedural training, engine specific training can be given. The instructor can fail all elements of the simulator either totally or gradually, The complete modelling of the engine room means that when a student does not adequately respond to a failure, the problems will propagate through ihe whole system. In the full-integration mode even to the bridge This adds the possibility of team training of all ship officers, an essential element.
This paper will discuss the training goals in the design stage, the technical simulator aspects, the training aspects and die training experiences with the various simulation types (part-task, full-mission and full-integration) With most components a year's experience with a large throughput of students will allow a full assessment of the simulator design, the training design, and the training efficiency

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