Quantum Marine Stabilizer Control Systems
Quantum’s stabilizer controls are specially designed to optimize roll reduction. Each Quantum control system automatically senses changes in the ship’s motions and sends adaptive, real-time signals to the stabilizer system.
The control interprets the roll angle and roll velocity from the roll sensor. It then uses that data, along with Quantum’s propriety algorithms, to determine and direct the optimal fin activity to reduce the roll of the vessel.
In order to optimize roll control, each stabilizer controller must be configured to the type of system, the ship’s requirements and characteristics. Quantum’s controls can be configured for the following stabilizer systems:
SMC4000 – Quantum’s most technologically advanced, touch screen control, is the SMC (Ship Motion Control). The SMC stabilizer controls consist of a control box, control boards and circuitry, and a touch screen operator interface.
The program logic for the SMC control is custom-designed for the application and communication for the SMC ship motion control system is via ethernet. This combination allows for maximum system feedback to the operator.
The SMC4000, the most popular model, is ideal for underway and Zero Speed™ stabilization. The control logic or algorithms use the necessary parameters to quickly comprehend vessel roll motions and then initiate an immediate response to optimize roll reduction. The adaptive logic tailors the ride to accommodate various boat specifications and operating conditions.
The ability to separate the control box and operator touch-screen, allows for flexibility in installation. The control box, the bulkier of the two items, can be installed in a convenient location within the ship and does not have to be installed on the bridge. In addition, the touchscreen can be completely blacked-out to minimize disturbances for night operations.
ARC (Adaptive Roll Control) – Quantum’s conventional control is the ARC3000 series of stabilizer controls.
The ARC3000 series of stabilizer controls is comprised of units that are designed for specific stabilizer applications:
The ARC series of controllers feature a single unit housing the main control circuitry and the operator interface. The compact and rugged design makes this unit ideal for retrofit yacht and military applications. In addition, the traditional push-buttons and knobs on the ARC controllers provide direct and immediate feedback of overall system condition and performance.
Basic operation of the ARC control is also accessible via Quantum’s RCU (Remote Control Unit). The two RCU units that are currently available:
The RCUs offers the ability to transition between stabilizer modes, view stabilizer fin activity, and view or silence main fin system alarms.
The output from the main stabilizer control is directed to a local control module positioned near each stabilizer unit. The local control module compares the activities of its corresponding stabilizer unit with the activity required by the main control, to ensure any deviations are promptly corrected. Quantum offers three local stabilizer control modules: FCM (Fin Control Module), ECM (Effector Control Module), and RCM (Rotor Control Module).