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Silicon Sensing Systems’ latest gyros used in pilot’s aid

By [email protected] - 30th April 2019 - 16:41

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.’s latest inertial measurement technology has been used in AD Navigation AS’s new pilot’s aid, the ADX XR, to successfully guide the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ – the world’s largest construction vessel – into Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam. With large vessels such as the Pioneering Spirit, which measures 372 x 124 meters, final entrance and docking manoeuvres in the close confines of port are typically controlled by a pilot. The pilot uses the ADX XR as their ship-independent navigation aid. In the trials, precise movement data from Silicon Sensing’s CRH02 all-silicon gyros allowed the ADX XR to deliver a highly accurate and detailed 3 to 5-minute ship course prediction to the pilot. CRH02 is a compact, low noise, single axis gyroscope which provides outstanding performance, similar to a fibre optic gyro, but is more rugged, with a lower size and weight. Following this successful performance, AD Navigation has placed a production order for CRH02 gyros with Silicon Sensing.

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