Models and Development
Mathematical Ship Modelling
SMSC have a long experience in custom modeling of simulator ships. The models are made based on full scale tests or model tests from a test basin. All ship models at SMSC are made to behave like real named ships, most of them have been tested by a captain from the actual vessel.
The ship models are made by SMSC hydrodynamic experts and special effects may be developed in cooperation with institutes or other and industry companies.
Crane and deck modeling
SMSC can model cranes with high fidelity of the crane control systems. The cranes are modeled in a physical way such that simulation of failure situations becomes correct. Complete deck solutions with robots and different winch systems have been made. Hydraulics systems with nitrogen pressurized actuators for heave compensation, ship anti healing systems, bottom suction effect and splash zone effects exist in the simulator library.
The sailing areas are made from a combination of public and bought resources for WGS84 maps, depths data and pictures from the actual area. For all new areas SMSC is very careful to make the area match ECDIS ENC data. Old sailing areas are being updated with this projection technology. This makes the simulations closer to reality than ever before.
Scrum development model
The development department uses Scrum as the development control tool. This means that SMSC is open for changes in the scope of a development project during execution. Our customer is welcome to visit SMSC for the sprint demonstration sessions and see how the project progress is. This is also an opportunity to discuss with the developers directly.