The SeaCross system is designed to solve problems that normally do not exist for a recreational boater. The design includes unique capabilities that are specific to operators of high speed interceptors, SAR vessels, patrol vessels, or any operator requiring accurate real-time data they can trust. Critical features include:
GPS DENIED NAVIGATION - SeaCross® has built in functionality for EP/DR – Estimated Position / Dead Reckoning navigation (requires compass and log input). When sensor data is lost due to spoofing, jamming or other sensor failures, navigation automatically switches to EP-mode. In EP-mode SeaCross uses best available sensor input at any given point in time to calculate own position, speed and heading. This can be any combination of hdt, hdg, cog, sog, stw and / or manual operator input. EP-mode can also be activated on operator command.
INTERCEPT/ COLLISION AVOIDANCE - The SeaCross Graphical Anti Collision Interface gives the operator a graphical representation of the geographical positions of the CPA (Closest Point of Approach) . By clicking a target, (ARPA or AIS) own vessel’s position and target’s position are displayed for the real time current CPA calculated. Targets with a CPA within the (user definable) guard zone are displayed in unsafe colour, while those outside the guard zone in safe colour. GACI gives the navigator the means to intuitively determine how to steer the vessel for safe passage.
Conversely the GACI can be used to graphically determine/select the real time interception point for a hostile target.
HIGH SPEED ARPA - The SeaCross HS-ARPA delivers accurate Target acquisition and tracking within seconds for any arbitrary echo. Normally the acquisition process ranges from instant up to 30 seconds, with an average of a few seconds depending on the time the echo has been present within current radar range. All tracked targets are displayed with track history showing position and speed.
Arpa targets can concurrently be displayed on sea chart pip windows, and are capable of the SeaCross GACI – Graphical Anti Collision Interface (see above)
The HS-ARPA data can also be utilized by third party devices such as such as cameras, remote weapon stations and fire monitors etc to track and lock on target(s) automatically.
MULTIPLE/ ROTATING CREW SUPPORT - All templates and settings are automatically stored and selected individually. This offers each crew their own settings and templates irrespectively of how crews are rotated or switched in-between different vessels. This offers a consistent and familiar environment for rotating crew members switching between vessels.
ON SHORE PLANNING AND TRAINING - The SeaCross system includes a standard training module that can be executed on any Windows compatible PC. The training module includes all of the SeaCross functionality but in a simulated sensor environment. In addition, the training module serves as a platform tool that can be used for route planning and preparation or Mission Template Design.
PRE / POST MISSION BRIEFING - While under way all sensor data, including radar and operator interactions, can be recorded to a standard file. The recorded data can be loaded into the SeaCross Log Book program where statistics and route traces can be displayed and printed for debriefing purposes. A recording can be replayed (optional), using the training module on board or on shore, for debriefing purposes. A special standalone simulator is also available as an optional training unit.