Rheinmetall’s Advanced Nautical Simulator with cutting-edge projector technology from Norxe

Rheinmetall’s ship handling simulation product line, the “Advanced Nautical Simulator” (ANS), is recognized as one of the most advanced and comprehensive simulators available. By incorporating Norxe’s high-quality projectors, particularly the Norxe P2, Rheinmetall creates immersive and realistic training environments for ship bridge simulators. The advanced technology of the P2 projector delivers crystal-clear images with vibrant colors, allowing participants to be fully immersed in the simulation.

The ANS training solution follows international standards and offers a wide range of training options,  from fundamental to expert levels, catering for the needs of cadets in training up to the experienced officers of the watch. Collaboration with leading national and international maritime training institutions has developed the ANS product into the first choice for comprehensive ship handling simulations. The simulations provided by the ANS enable maritime training and education, as well as research and development projects, thanks to their high-quality and accurate mathematical models.

Rheinmetall’s maritime simulation and training systems play a crucial role in training key personnel to operate and navigate ships effectively, even in challenging and critical situations. With a global presence, Rheinmetall offers an extensive product range for high-fidelity simulation, serving both civilian and military markets.

Stefan Vogelsang, the Vice President of System Integration and Integrated Product Support Maritime Simulation, Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, emphasizes the importance of visual representation in training scenarios, specifically highlighting the significance of brightness, contrast, and excellent black level. To meet these requirements, Rheinmetall relies on the exceptional quality and technical maturity of Norxe’s high-end projectors. By incorporating Norxe projectors, along with infrared (IR) technology, motion platforms, and the VIOSO auto-alignment system, Rheinmetall creates immersive training systems also for high-precision flight and driving simulation solutions, also offered by Rheinmetall.

The Norxe P2 projector proves to be an ideal solution for ship bridge simulators, offering high-quality training without the need for frequent maintenance. With its cutting-edge RGB Laser technology, the P2 enhances the existing Ship handling Simulator at RME Bremen, delivering exceptional performance. The demanding ship bridge simulator environment necessitates precise and realistic simulations to ensure safe navigation under all conditions. The advanced technology of the P2 projector produces crystal-clear images with vibrant colors, enabling trainees to fully immerse themselves in the simulation. With its high resolution and excellent contrast ratio, the P2 creates a realistic and engaging training environment.

The Norxe P2 is a 1DLP, 5000 lumens direct RGB laser projector that boasts a small footprint. It provides razor-sharp and vibrant images, making it an ideal choice for demanding training and simulation applications.

The ANS provides remarkable flexibility, allowing for customized training solutions, ranging from desktop trainers to part-task cubicles and full mission bridges. These configurations can include bridge mock-ups with real Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) or emulated navigation equipment, as well as vessel-specific controls.

All simulators offered by Rheinmetall adhere to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) guidelines set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The ANS meets the training and research requirements specified in the STCW regulations and has received certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

The combination of cutting-edge technology and excellent projection quality makes the Ship handling Simulator at RME Bremen an outstanding application in the field of maritime training and simulation.

“Having gained a great deal of experience with a wide range of manufacturers, we are enthusiastic about Norxe projectors and successfully use them in flight, land and nautical simulators, also in combination with motion platforms and IR capability. Especially important is Norxe’s comprehensive service and flexibility, which form the common basis of our successful cooperation.”

– Stefan Vogelsang, Vice President System Integration and Integrated Product Support Maritime Simulation | Rheinmetall Electronics

Author: Stefan Vogelsang, Vice President of System Integration and Integrated Product Support Maritime Simulation, Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, Co-Author: Elisabeth A Smelror Marketing Manager, Norxe