Simulator for EOD Workspace
PRACTICE ON LAND – EXECUTE IN WATER
The EOD Workspace Simulator provides a powerful training tool to develop and maintain proficiency with EOD Workspace and MSS Defender without utilizing an actual ROV or requiring any in-water activities. Using the provided controller and EOD Workspace running on a laptop, users experience realistic navigation, sonar, mission planning, and ROV simulation.
Practicing and training on missions within the simulator replicates actual CONOPS with the mission planning software. Trainers can specify starting coordinates, environmental conditions such as time of day, surface conditions, current, and turbidity. Each scene is typically 2km x 2km and includes mine targets so operators develop proficiency reading sonar and detecting objects.
REAL WORLD BECOMES VIRTUAL
Based on a high-fidelity physics engine with an accurate hydrodynamic model of the ROV and using real world bathymetry and satellite data, simulated raw sensor data is provided to EOD Workspace as operators maneuver in the virtual world. Operators can accurately exercise all functions of the ROV including pre-dive checks, mission planning, initialization, alignment, sonar, and autopilots. During regular training scenarios, a supervisor is able to make a training session progressively harder by changing visibility, sea conditions, etc.
EOD Workspace Simulator provides a powerful and comprehensive means for operators to train, maintain proficiency and evaluate CONOPS while reducing the time required, the risk to force, and the cost of training.