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Ship Stabilisation and Motion Control System

The iSSMC is a highly integrated Inertial Ship Stabilisation and Motion Control System which uses an integrated inertial measuring unit to control the fins and rudders of the ship to improve the comfort of the passengers.

  • Ship motion stabilisation system
  • controls 2 fins or up to 4 fins and 2 rudders / waterjets
  • applicable to all usual fin systems 
  • provides also control data for an stabilised platform (antenna, satellite phone...) as an option

The core of the system is an inertial measuring unit which continuously determines roll, pitch and change of heading of the ship with appropriate data rate. These data are fused together with the data of an integrated GPS receiver to control the fins and rudders. 

The iSSMC provides all interfaces to control the ships actuators (hydraulic or electric torque generators), to read back the actual fin and rudder position, to provide the system status on the CDU (control and Dis play Unit) located on the bridge and to feed in formation via CAN to the ship’s PLC and data distribution system. As an option a WAN based data transmission channel can be made available to provide also re mote diagnostics and service capability worldwide.

Standard iSSMC can be upgraded to control up to four fins (stern, bow / starboard, port) and two rudders. Customer specific system configurations can be provided on request.