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Dive Control Simulator


A touch panel-based digital simulator for the training of diving supervisors

Digitized
Control panels

The work of diving supervisor is by the control panels. Those are the panels to control life parameters of the diving crew, during an underwater operation. The parameters include oxygen, temperature, and pressure, among others.

One-to-one
Valves and buttons

System can model traditional and digital control surfaces. Traditional panels feature hardware gauges, meters, and levers – for interaction with touch. More modern ones show computer monitor-based buttons and controls.

Realistic
Scenarios

Dive Control Simulator gives simulated scenarios training to diving supervisors, with normal operations, what-ifs and emergency cases covered. This is makes a simulator stand out, compared to training in real operation conditions.

Flexible
Hardware

No custom hardware is required, as the simulator runs on off-the-shelf hardware components: computers and touch monitors. The system can be provided as a full package including the hardware, or as a software-only system.

We believe that training using simulator technology will be a significant and valuable supplement to the offshore industry in terms of training, qualifying and certifying air and bell diving supervisors. PaleBlue technology can potentially play a significant role in this market.
Joar Gangenes, Group Diving Manager, Subsea 7

simulator
Roles

Food

Trainee

  • Performs as a diving supervisor
  • Runs operational checklists
  • Follows operation plan
  • Communicates to divers
  • Communicates to vessel teams
  • Responds to introduced situations

Instructor

  • Oversees training process
  • Directs the training operation
  • Runs communication
  • Initiates what-if scenarios
  • Launches emergencies
  • Triggers panel alarms

Accurate
Graphics


 

For Dive Control Simulator, we have taken control panels of dive support vessels and carefully digitized them to the last knob, making sure all the details are in place. Then, we have programmed the controls to respond to touch interaction. The result is deployed to a work station with large touch monitors.

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Training that is fully immersive

Skinnable nature of Icon touch panel engine, on which Dive Control Simulator is based, allows to switch panel screen views among different designs as needed.

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Under the hood
Technology


We have created the best-in-class touch panel simulation engine, called Icon™.

Icon is fast, provides graphics that look stunning, and has unique input technology, making touch panel interaction easier than ever before.

Icon runs on touch screens with mutli-touch interaction. It is skinnable, meaning touch panel type can be switched from traditional valve-based to modern computer monitor-based in just a second.

Screens run pre-recorded videos of diver helmet cameras, bell cameras, and chamber cameras and can render and show real-time 3D.

For running the logic, we have created Simulation Process Engine, which models the pressure, temperature, and othe parameters behind the scene in a real-time manner and sends the results to Icon, the panel engine.

VR Diver Integration

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Good communication and understanding between dive supervisor and divers is crucial. That’s why we developed the VR Diver. VR Diver is an extension to Dive Control Simulator and is based on 3D Virtual Reality technology (VR).

We have solved this by making the technology compatible with the
DCS Dive Control Simulator. The result opens for a realistic training of dive supervisor and divers together in one session.

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Visible
Benefits


  • Safety

    Increase safety by training personnel on emergency situations

  • Efficiency

    Increase efficiency by training during pre-operation project phase

  • Competence

    Develop and sustain competence through targeted customized training

  • Assessment

    Assess competence of new employees

  • Qualifications

    Run IMCA qualifications of personnel

  • Access

    Increase access to qualified staff

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Project rehearsal
Simultaneous Operations Training

Simultaneous operations, or SIMOPS, means running different offshore operations at the same time, for example, crane and diving or DP and diving.

Dive Control Simulator provides interface for integration with other types of simulator systems, so training in diving can be run in parallel with other simulator systems, such as crane simulator, DP simulation, ROV simulator, and other training systems.