Ice Navigator™

Detection and Navigation System

sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ is a radar-based system that provides enhanced ice detection, tracking and analysis. The system can identify open water leads, ice bergs and ridges in ice fields. Ice Drift Analysis (IDA) is now an optional feature of Ice Navigator that gives operators unprecedented visibility and information on the movement of ice floes within X-band radar coverage. Capital expenditure and costs typically associated with activities in ice-threatened areas, can be dramatically offset.


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A vital part of ice navigation and ice management planning

Now, more than ever, operating in ice-threatened regions such as the Arctic is a vital part of marine operations. sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ is the most valuable ice navigation solution for ice defence, ice breaking, adventure tourism, and port access. Designed with safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility in mind, marine industry’s choice for ice-class fleets, now introducing enhanced capabilities for your ice navigation and management requirements. See Beyond with Ice Navigator™ now with Advanced Ice Analysis.

A vital part of ice navigation and ice management planning

Now, more than ever, operating in ice-threatened regions such as the Arctic is a vital part of marine operations. sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ is the most valuable ice navigation solution for ice defence, ice breaking, adventure tourism, and port access. Designed with safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility in mind, marine industry’s choice for ice-class fleets, now introducing enhanced capabilities for your ice navigation and management requirements. See Beyond with Ice Navigator™ now with Advanced Ice Analysis.

Ice Navigator™ :: Overview

BENEFITS

Navigating Heavy Ice

Advanced ice analysis and ice drift analysis provide tactical information crucial when navigating in heavy ice conditions. Ice Analysis provides detection of possible ice ridges, open water leads, and bergs embedded in pack ice.  Ice Drift Analysis then layers in information on how pack ice is moving, aiding crew to select the safest and most efficient route.

Ice Collision Avoidance

Utilizing the existing x-band radar on-board a vessel, sigma S6 Ice Navigator detects and warns of bergy bits and growlers that may be missed by the navigation radar’s processor on its own.  Providing confidence when operating in areas where smaller fragments of ice may be in your area of operation.

Ice Management

sigma S6 Ice Navigator enhances your existing radar to detect large ice hazards at longer ranges providing another layer of protection in your overall ice management plan.  In addition, the analysis features of the system provide critical imaging and information on pack ice to help determine the best course of action to mitigate any potential risk.

Safer Navigation in Shoulder Seasons

Utilizing the existing x-band radar on-board a vessel, sigma S6 Ice Navigator detects and warns of bergy bits and growlers that may be missed by the navigation radar’s processor on its own.  Providing confidence when operating in shoulder seasons when smaller fragments of ice may still be in your area of operation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The improvements in situational awareness enabled by Ice Navigator™ occur across a wide range of sea states, weather, and low light conditions — making the tactical information it provides essential for route planning and decision making.
  • Ice Drift Analysis helps ice-class vessels navigate through drift ice to optimize speed, efficiency, and safety when encountering ever-shifting sea ice conditions. Ice floe direction and speed are processed in real-time with floe size and formations so the most effective route plan can be plotted though the sea ice. This saves time, money and minimizes risk to vessels.
  • Ice Management. Ice-breaking operations benefit from the knowledge of direction and speed of floe in order to effectively cut an upstream grid. IACS high polar class ice-breaking vessels can reduce the floe size so that lesser class vessels and assets downstream will encounter smaller, less hazardous floes.

FEATURES

Specialized Ice Detection and Tracking

Custom Ice Detection software to find small bergy bits and growlers missed by navigation radars and larger ice hazards at longer ranges.

Advanced Ice Analysis

Ice Navigator™ can reliably detect and distinguish between ice leads, ridges, as well as icebergs in pack ice.

Ice Drift Analysis

Ice Drift Analysis (IDA) is now an optional feature of Ice Navigator™ that gives operators unprecedented visibility and information on the movement of ice floes within X-band radar coverage.

Coastline Masking

Incorporates a world coastline map to eliminate false positive targets when operating near land.

Infrared Camera Integration
Integration and control of IR cameras is facilitated through the sigma S6 SeaView interface. Features include the ability to support multiple cameras, intelligent selection of a best camera for specific targets, and automatic slewing to ice targets entering a guard zone. These features support quick decision making in addressing potential threats and possible interruptions to operations.
Remote Viewing and Control

System allows ability to view and control the system remotely with options to operate under low bandwidth conditions when necessary.

Data Recording
sigma S6 Ice Navigator provides recording options to capture on-screen activity as images, a video recording, or as a low-level capture of the radar data that can be used at a later date (as if live) for training or in-depth analysis.
sigma S6 Connect
A web-enabled interface which makes it possible to integrate all of your sigma S6 data into your external systems using open standards.
SeaFusion
SeaFusion combines up to four sigma S6 systems at a single site, where coverage by a single radar may be obstructed to provide 360° coverage. SeaFusion merges independent data streams from separate sigma S6 radar processors into one composite view and operational display. This eliminates the need for multiple displays to operate the radar processors.
Round the Clock Coverage
The overall improvements in situational awareness provided by the sigma S6 system occur across a wide range of sea states, weather, and daylight conditions, providing tactical information essential for real time route planning and decision making.
Specialized Ice Detection and Tracking

Custom Ice Detection software to find small bergy bits and growlers missed by navigation radars and larger ice hazards at longer ranges.

Advanced Ice Analysis

Ice Navigator™ can reliably detect and distinguish between ice leads, ridges, as well as icebergs in pack ice.

Ice Drift Analysis

Ice Drift Analysis (IDA) is now an optional feature of Ice Navigator™ that gives operators unprecedented visibility and information on the movement of ice floes within X-band radar coverage.

Coastline Masking

Incorporates a world coastline map to eliminate false positive targets when operating near land.

Remote Viewing and Control

System allows ability to view and control the system remotely with options to operate under low bandwidth conditions when necessary.

Infrared Camera Integration
Integration and control of IR cameras is facilitated through the Rutter SeaView interface. Features include the ability to support multiple cameras, intelligent selection of a best camera for specific targets, and automatic slewing to ice targets entering a guard zone. These features support quick decision making in addressing potential threats and possible interruptions to operations.
Data Recording
sigma S6 Ice Navigator provides recording options to capture on-screen activity as images, a video recording, or as a low-level capture of the radar data that can be used at a later date (as if live) for training or in-depth analysis.
sigma S6 Connect
A web-enabled interface which makes it possible to integrate all of your sigma S6 data into your external systems using open standards.
SeaFusion
SeaFusion combines up to four sigma S6 system at a single site, where coverage by a single radar may be obstructed to provide 360° coverage. SeaFusion merges independent data streams from separate sigma S6 radar processors into one composite view and operational display. This eliminates the need for multiple displays to operate the radar processors.
Round the Clock Coverage
The overall improvements in situational awareness provided by the sigma S6 system occur across a wide range of sea states, weather, and daylight conditions, providing tactical information essential for real time route planning and decision making.

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Oil Spill Detection

Small Target Surveillance

WaMos® II

WaveSignal

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About Us

Leadership Team

Careers

News & Events

R&D

Contact

Sales

Dealers Invited

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Rutter Inc.

 

 30 Hallett Crescent,
Suite 102
St. John's,NL
A1B 4C5
Canada

Phone:
+1 709 576 6666

OceanWaves GmbH

Hansekontor
Vor dem Bardowicker
Tore 6b D-21339
Lüneburg,
Germany

Phone:
+49 4131 699 580

Sales Enquiries: sales@rutter.ca
Support Enquiries: support@rutter.ca
General Enquiries: info@rutter.ca

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