StemTIDE is a simple, affordable dynamic positioning control system for use on small commercial vessels. It can be adapted for use on unmanned and remotely controlled craft. The system provides single joystick control of all vessel thrusters and rudders, as well as fully automatic holding of position and heading and weathervane mode. The system can follow a set course and speed over the ground, follow an ROV or carry out
a programmed mission. It is particularly
effective operating in strong tidal
and river currents.
StemTIDE is versatile and above all simple to use.
Here are some advantages of StemTIDE:
Greatly improved manoeuvrability for small commercial vessels under joystick control
Excellent positional accuracy in auto mode, less strain than holding position manually
Ideal for survey vessels following a track over the ground at slow speed
Effective in strong tidal and river currents
Can be retro-fitted to existing propulsion and steering systems
Affordable solution for overall control of small autonomous vessels
Controller has compact and lightweight physical form
Designed to IMO guidelines for "DP0" systems