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Course Title: NAVIGATIONAL AIDS & ELECTRO NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

Duration: 3 Days (20 hours)

COVERAGE / PROGRAM FOCUS:
  1. Satellite Navigation (GPS/DGPS).
  2. Describe three (3) main segments of Global Positioning System (GPS).
  3. Describe how the GPS works.
  4. Describe the errors of GPS.
  5. Describe the operation and the use of GPS.
  6. Discuss geodesy as it relates to GPS.
  7. Discuss Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS).
  8. Recognize other satellite navigation systems.
  9. Gyro-Compass, Auto Pilot and Course Recorder.
  10. Describe the basic principle of a gyro-compass.
  11. Describe the performance standard for heading control systems.
  12. Describe the starting and stopping procedure for a gyrocompass.
  13. Describe the set-up procedure for a gyrocompass repeater system.
  14. State the operational checks and performance monitoring functions to be performed on a gyro-compass and repeaters.
  15. Identify the limitations of a gyro-compass.
  16. Discuss the characteristics of auto-pilot.
  17. Discuss the basic operation of auto-pilot.
  18. Identify the uses of a course recorder.
  19. Identify and discuss other compass systems.
  20. Echo Sounder.
  21. Describe the principles of echo sounding.
  22. Describe the components of an echo sounder.
  23. Demonstrate the setting up procedure for an echo sounder.
  24. Explain the use of the echo sounder data.
  25. Logs
  26. Name the different types of log.
    • Appreciate the need for a log.
    • Working principle, advantages and disadvantages Of different types of logs.
  27. Voyage Data Recorders (VDR)
  28. Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  29. Ship security alert system (ssas)
  30. Long range identification and tracking (lrit)
METHOD:

Combination of classroom lecture-presentation and discussion reinforced with case studies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT / TARGET GROUP:

The course is mandatory for all Deck officers prior issue of Class-3 Deck (CoC).

COURSE CERTIFICATE:

A certificate of course completion shall be issued to those who shall satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements. Certificate of Proficiency is issued by the Department of Shipping on completion of an oral test.