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OPERATOR'S MANUAL

OPERATING INFORMATION
for
MantaDigital SIMPLIFIED
VOYAGE DATA RECORDER

PUBLICATION KH2066
Issue 1
Software Version ZM1912 V1.8
January 2006

Kelvin Hughes Limited


New North Road, Hainault, Ilford, Essex IG6 2UR, UK
Telephone: +44 20 8502 6887
Facsimile: +44 20 8559 8526
Telex: 896401
www.kelvinhughes.com

Registered Office:New North Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 2UR


Incorporated in England No. 1030135
VAT No: GB 918080917/000

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CONFORMITY STATEMENT
This equipment has been designed to comply with IMO regulations and IEC standards.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright Kelvin Hughes Ltd. 2006

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be


reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, translated or stored
in any form or by any means, without the written
permission of Kelvin Hughes Limited.
Technical details contained in this publication are subject to
change without notice.

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AMENDMENT RECORD
When an amendment is incorporated into this publication, the details should be recorded
below. Where the equipment has been modified, the modification number shown on the
Amendment Instruction Sheet is also to be recorded.
Amdt. No.

Date Inserted

Initials

04/05/06

GJS

21/07/06

GJS

25/07/06

GJS

20/11/06

GJS

11/07

GJS

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CONTENTS
PRELIMINARY PAGES
Title Page
Amendment Record Page
Contents (this page)
Foreword
Health and Safety Notice Page
Emergency Resuscitation
Electrostatic Caution Page
List of Abbreviations
List of Specifications

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SECTION
Section 1 - Introduction and General Description (KH2066-1 issue 2, Amdt 2)
Section 2 - Operation (KH2072-4 issue 2, Amdt 1)
Section 3 - Routine Maintenance (KH2072-5 issue 2, Amdt 1)
Section 4 - Ship Configuration Information (KH2072-6 issue 2, Amdt 1)
Section 5 - Accident Investigation (KH2072-7 issue 2, Amdt 1)

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FOREWORD
This Ship's Manual provides operation and routine maintenance information for the
MantaDigital Simplified Voyage Data Recorder. The manual is mainly intended for use on
board the ship, but also contains information required by the shore based operator when using
the VDR Replay software to view the data record from the voyage.
Installation and maintenance must only be undertaken by qualified service engineers or
by Kelvin Hughes and their approved agents. Unauthorised repair of equipment during
the Warranty period may invalidate the Warranty. If you wish to undertake the
maintenance of the equipment, then you need to ensure that the service engineers have
undertaken a training course approved by Kelvin Hughes.
A general description of the equipment and the specification is given in Section 1.
The Operating Information in Section 2 includes operation of the Voyage Data Recorder at
sea and use of the Replay software used to playback the recorded data.
The Maintenance Information in Section 3 is limited to Routine Maintenance tasks. Repair of
the equipment should not be undertaken at sea as this may jeopardise any voyage records
stored on the system.
Section 4 is provided for recording the system configuration specific to the ship and for the
inclusion of customer information, including installation and service reports, and software
information.
Section 5 is provided for use by authorised Accident Investigators so that recorded data
can be downloaded to a PC and examined in the immediate aftermath of an incident.
For details of fault finding and repair of the individual units and their modules and PCBs
refer to Workshop Technical Manual KH2077.
When operating, installing or maintaining your system, this manual should be used in
conjunction with the following:
System Manuals provided for your particular installation, which provide Operating
and System Commissioning Information (this is particularly important if the Voyage
Data Recorder is installed as part of an Integrated Bridge System with access via
Multi-Function Displays.
Manuals for the other equipment supplied as part of the System.
Refer overleaf for contact details for the Kelvin Hughes Customer Service Group.

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If a unit exhibits a fault, and you are unable to fix it, and therefore require a service engineer
to attend your vessel, please contact our Service Control Centre, giving full details of the
following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Name of vessel (Phone or Fax number if fitted)


Equipment type
Software status (version number) (if applicable)
Next port of call, ETA/ETD and ship's agents
Fault description (with as much detail as possible)
Purchase order number with invoicing details
Contact Name

You may contact our direct line, send a fax or send an email.
Kelvin Hughes, Customer Services Group, New North Road, New North Road,
Hainault, Essex IG6 2UR (UK)
Phone: Main UK Switchboard: 44 (0)20 8502 6887
Direct Service Line & Out of Hours Emergency Technical Support: 44 (0)20 498 1761
email: service@kelvin hughes.co.uk
If you have any technical queries or require any technical information regarding your Kelvin
Hughes bridge equipment you may phone our direct Service Line. You may also contact our
direct line, send or fax an email to:
technical.advice@kelvinhughes.co.uk
If you require information on our training facilities or would like to have a quote for training,
please give as much detail as possible. You may contact our direct line, send a fax or send an
email to:
training.department@kelvinhughes.co.uk
For quotation of spares, or if you require any information regarding availability, lead times
etc, you may contact our direct line, send a fax or send an email to:
spares@kelvinhughes.co.uk
Please Note. All quote requests must have full contact details including Company FAX
number, as we can only send out quotes via FAX or POST.
For more information regarding our contract services or to arrange a meeting with a member
of our team you may email us at the following address. Those customers already holding an
agreement with us may also use this email address to request a service, providing the same
information as mentioned for service (no purchase order number required). You may contact
our direct line, send a fax or send an email to:
contract.support@kelvinhughes.co.uk

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IMPORTANT NOTICES
HEALTH AND SAFETY
1

All personnel are required to study these notices and familiarise themselves with all
applicable safety precautions and bring them to the attention of others in the vicinity.
HIGH VOLTAGE WARNING

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LETHAL HIGH VOLTAGES ARE PRESENT IN THE VOYAGE DATA


RECORDER
2

A current of 100 mA passing through the human body for one second can kill. This can
occur at voltages as low as 35V AC or 50V DC. Some equipment in the system uses
electrical power that can be lethal. Whenever practical, before carrying out installation,
maintenance or repair, personnel involved must:
(1)

Isolate the equipment from the electrical supply.

(2)

Make tests to verify that the isolation is complete.

(3)

Ensure that power cannot be accidentally reconnected.

DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE UNITS WHEN THE VOYAGE DATA RECORDER
IS OPERATIONAL - UNLESS FULLY QUALIFIED TO DO SO.
3

If it is essential to work on the equipment with power connected, work must only be
undertaken by qualified personnel who are fully aware of the danger involved and who
have taken adequate safety precautions to avoid contact with dangerous voltages.
HEALTH HAZARD

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This equipment contains materials which produce toxic fumes when ignited.

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5

The inhalation of dust and fumes or any contact with lubricants when cleaning the
equipment may be temporarily harmful to health, depending on individual allergic
reactions. Components which are broken or overheated may release toxic fumes or dust and
must be treated with caution. Do not inhale the fumes and ensure that the dust and debris do not
enter open cuts or abrasions. It is prudent to regard all damaged components as being potentially
toxic, requiring careful handling and appropriate disposal.
PERSONAL PROTECTION
6

Personal protection must be used whenever the possibility of an uncontrolled hazard


exists. For example, a suitable face visor, gloves and a body apron should be worn when
handling cathode ray tubes, as a precaution against injury in the event of breakage.

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ELECTRIC SHOCK RESUSCITATION


1

SHOUT FOR HELP.


SWITCH OFF ELECTRICITY IF POSSIBLE.
SWITCH OFF ELECTRICITY IMMEDIATELY. IF NOT POSSIBLE, DON'T WASTE TIME SEARCHING FOR A SWITCH

REMOVE CASUALTY FROM DANGER.

REMOVE ANY OBVIOUS OBSTRUCTION TO BREATHING.

SAFEGUARD YOURSELF WHEN REMOVING CASUALTY FROM HAZARD.


IF CASUALTY IS STILL IN CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY AND THE SUPPLY CANNOT BE ISOLATED,
STAND ON A DRY NON-CONDUCTING MATERIAL (RUBBER MAT, WOOD, LINOLEUM).
USE RUBBER GLOVES, DRY CLOTHING, WOODEN BROOM, STOOL, CHAIR, LENGTH OF DRY ROPE OR WOOD
TO PULL OR PUSH CASUALTY AWAY FROM THE HAZARD.

IF CASUALTY IS NOT BREATHING, START RESUSCITATION AT ONCE.


GET HELP.

SHAKE & SHOUT (FOR RESPONSE)


LOOSEN NECKWARE,
TILT HEAD BACKWARDS
AND PUSH CHIN UPWARDS

PINCH THE NOSE


COMMENCE VENTILATION
4 GOOD INFLATIONS
MOUTH TO MOUTH

IF CHEST DOES NOT RISE


RE-CHECK AIRWAY.
REMOVE OBSTRUCTION
AND RE-INFLATE

CHECK FOR SIGNS OF CIRCULATION,


SIGNS OF LIFE (< 10 SECONDS).

SIGNS OF LIFE/CIRCULATION PRESENT

CONTINUE INFLATIONS UNTIL


RECOVERY OF NORMAL BREATHING

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SIGNS OF LIFE/CIRCULATION ABSENT

HEART HAS STOPPED BEATING


LAY CASUALTY ON THEIR BACK
ON FIRM SURFACE eg FLOOR

WHEN NORMAL BREATHING


COMMENCES, PLACE CASUALTY
IN RECOVERY POSITION

PERFORM CPR:
GIVE 2 BREATHS, THEN
15 COMPRESSIONS
ON THE STERNUM IN ABOUT
THE MIDDLE OF THE CHEST.

KEEP CASUALTY AT REST.


MOVE USING A STRETCHER.
WATCH CLOSELY, PARTICULARLY
FOR DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING.
LIGHTLY COVER WITH BLANKETS
OR OTHER MATERIALS

CONTINUE CPR UNTIL VICTIM


REVIVES AND COLOUR IMPROVES,
HELP ARRIVES OR YOU
ARE EXHAUSTED.

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MEDICAL ASSISTANCE MAY BE OBTAINED ON / AT ...............................................

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ATTENTION
OBSERVE PRECAUTIONS
FOR HANDLING
ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE
DEVICES

CAUTION
Handling of Electrostatic-Sensitive Semiconductor Devices
Certain semiconductor devices used in the equipment are liable to damage due to static
voltage. Observe the following precautions when handling these devices in their
unterminated state, or sub-units containing these devices:
(1) Persons removing sub-units from an equipment using these devices must
be earthed by a wrist strap and a resistor at the point provided on the equipment.
(2) Soldering irons used during the repair operations must be low voltage types
with earthed tips and isolated from the mains voltage by a double insulated
transformer.
(3)

Outer clothing worn must be unable to generate static charges.

(4) Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) fitted with these devices must be stored and
transported in anti-static bags.
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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AIS
API
ARM
ARPA

Automatic Identification System


Application Program Interface
Armoured Protected Memory
Automatic Radar Plotting Aid

CCTV
CD ROM
COG
CSM

Closed Circuit Television


Compact Disk Read Only Memory
Course Over Ground
Crash Survivable Module

DAU
DIU
DMTS

Data Acquisition Unit


Data Interface Unit
Discrete Monitor Timing Standard

EBL
ECDIS
EPFS
EPIRB

Electronic Bearing Line


Electronic Chart Display Information System
Electronic Position Fixing System
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

FSP

Field Service Program

GPS

Global Positioning System

HVR

Hardened Voyage Recorder

IEC
IMO
INS
IP

International Electrotechnical Commission


International Maritime Organisation
Integrated Navigation System
Internet Protocol

LCD
LED

Liquid Crystal Display


Light Emitting Diode

NMEA

National Marine Electronic Association

PRF
PC
PMC

Pulse Repetition Frequency


Personal Computer
Protective Memory Capsule

RIP
ROM
ROV
RTD

Radar Interlay Processor


Read Only Memory
Remotely Operated Vehicle
Real Time Display

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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS (CONTINUED)
SAM
SINAD
SOG
SOLAS
SNTP
STW
S-VDR

Status and Alarm Unit


SIgnal to Noise And Distortion
Speed Over Ground
Safety Of Life At Sea
Standard Time Network Protocol
Speed Through Water
Simplified Voyage Data Recorder

TFTP

Text File Transfer Protocol

ULB
UPS
USB
UTC

Underwater Locator Beacon


Uninterruptible Power Supply
Universal Serial Bus
Universal Time Constant

VESA
VCR
VDR
VHF
VRM

Video Electronics Standards Association


Video Cassette Recorder
Voyage Data Recorder
Very High Frequency
Variable Range Marker
LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS

IEC 61996:1999

Shipborne Voyage Data Recorder - Performance requirements - methods


of testing and required test results.

IEC 61996-2:2004 Simplified Voyage Data Recorder - Performance requirements - methods


of testing and required test results.
IEC 60945:1996

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems


General requirements - methods of testing and required results.

IEC 61097-7:1996 Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems


Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 7:
Shipborne VHF radiotelephone transmitter and receiver - Operational
and performance requirements - methods of testing and required test
results.
IEC 61162

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems


Digital interfaces.

VESA: 1996

Video electronics standards association - Discrete monitor timings


standard 1.0, Revision 0.7 (DMTS)

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INTRODUCTION
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
MAJOR UNITS
Data Acquisition Unit (DAU)
Microphone Audio Inputs
VHF Audio Inputs
Serial Inputs
Log and Gyro Inputs
Radar Video Interface
User Interface
Power Supplies
Data Interface Unit (DIU) and Switch Interface Unit (SIU)
DIU Interface
SIU Interface
Microphones
Crash Survivable Module (CSM) (Black Box)
OPTIONS
Remote Status and Alarm Unit (SAM)
Real Time Display of Recorded Data
White Box
Playback System for White Box
Additional Interfaces to Other Sensors
SPECIFICATIONS
Data Compression
Data Time Stamping
Design and Construction
Resistance to Tampering
Operation
Data Acquisition Unit
Maintenance of Sequential Records
Data Storage and Format
Integrity of Recorded Data
Data Download
Power Supplies - Normal Operation
Reserve Power Source
Recording Period and Duration
Data Items to be Recorded
Date and Time
Ships Position
Speed
Heading
Bridge Audio
Communications Audio
Radar Display
Automatic Identification System (AIS)

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Main Alarms
Rudder Order and Response
Engine Order and Response
Hull Openings (Doors) Status
Watertight and Fire Door Status
Accelerations and Hull Stresses
Wind Speed and Direction
Microphones
Crash Survivable Module
Float Free module
Playback System (Optional)

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ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure
1
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3
4

Page
S-VDR Units
S-VDR System Schematic Diagram
DAU MDP-A5
DAU Block Diagram

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S-VDR INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION
INTRODUCTION
1

The Manta Digital Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) meets the IMO
requirements as specified within Chapter 5 of SOLAS, the International Convention for
Safety of Life at Sea. The S-VDR enables the detection of the causes of marine accidents and
assists in the prevention of their recurrence in the future. The S-VDR records data on the
navigation and the hull of the ship in which it is installed.
2

The purpose of a S-VDR is to RECORD various items of information which are available
to the watchkeeper. This is split into mandatory items and non-mandatory items that can
be requested by the customer. Following an incident, this data can be extracted for analysis by the
appropriate authorities or another recognized body. Some of the data may be in a Raw format or
be specific to a manufacturer and will therefore require the manufacturer's equipment to decode
and display this information. This may mean that some data is not intelligible without special
equipment in addition to the Kelvin Hughes 'REPLAY' software.
3

In addition to the optional white box (removable hard drive) there is a procedure in place
for accident investigators to examine and make effective use of the recorded data,
immediately after an incident, using the special software and instructions stored within the DAU.
See Section 5 of this Manual.
CAUTION
The download software and instructions are for
the exclusive use of accident investigation authorities.
4

The S-VDR records the outputs from the following systems and passes the data to a
protective capsule for storage. The data is stored for a rolling 12 hour period so that in the
event of an incident the capsule can be recovered and an analysis of the events conducted. Data is
recorded until ships power to the S-VDR fails, when backup batteries enable the selected data to
be recorded for a further two hours. The following data is recorded:

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(1)

Date and time from a source external to the ship, e.g. GPS.

(2)

Ships position from a designated electronic positioning system, e.g. GPS.

(3)

Speed through the water and/or over the ground longitudinal and transverse from
the Log.

(4)

Heading from a designated compass.

(5)

Bridge audio via microphones.

(6)

Communications audio from a designated VHF.

(7)

(a) Displayed video image from a single designated X or S band radar display.
(b) Where this interface is 'impossible' (refer to flag state interpretation)
Automatic Identification System (AIS) data must be recorded instead.
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NOTE: The following interfaces are only required if the data is available on the ship's
bridge and in internationally recognized format (IEC-61162).
(8)

Depth under keel from the echo sounder.

(9)

Mandatory main alarms.

(10)

Rudder order and response.

(11)

Engine order and response.

(12)

Status of watertight doors as mandated by the IMO.

(13)

Wind speed and direction, relative or absolute.

(14)

Hull stress monitoring data, where such a system is fitted.

(15)

Azipods order and response.

(16)

Firedoor Status.

(17)

Hull openings status.

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
5

The S-VDR consists of the following main units:


(1)

Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) (MDP-A5) or (MDP-A5-ABAA +24V DC input).

(2)

Bridge Microphones (VDR-A6) and External Microphones (VDR-A7).

(3)

either a fixed Crash Survivable Module (CSM) (VDR-A15). Several


interchangeable versions are available.

(4)

or a Float Free Storage Capsule (VDR-A16)

The following optional units can be provided:


(1)

Remote Status and Alarm Module (SAM) (VDR-A9).

(2)

Data Interface Unit(s) (DIU) (VDR-A4)

(3)

Switch Interface Unit(s) (SIU) (VDR-A4-1).

(4)

Real-Time Display (RTD).

(5)

White Box (removable hard disk) (MDP-A149) and associated Playback kit
(MDP-A187) for use with a third party PC .

The physical appearance of the main units is shown in Figure 1.

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VDR Status & Alarm Module

POWER

VDR ON

ALARM

REMOTE STATUS AND ALARM MODULE


VDR-A9 (OPTION)

DATA INTERFACE UNIT (DIU)


VDR-A4

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KELVIN HUGHES
ANCILLARY BATTERY
ENCLOSURE
MDP-A10

Code No.

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DANGER
HIGH CURRENT

AVOID
D SHORTING
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TERMINALS

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SWITCH INTERFACE UNIT
Code No.

VDR-A4-1

BATTERY UNIT
MDP-A10
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (DAU)
MDP-A5

SWITCH INTERFACE UNIT (SIU)


VDR-A4-1

VOYAGE DATA
RECORDER
-DO NOT OPENREPORT TO
AUTHORITIES

EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A7

BRIDGE MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE


L3 COMMUNICATIONS
VDR-A19

CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE


SMITHS INDUSTRIES
VDR-A15-ABAA OR VDR-A15-ABBA

REMOVABLE DATA STORAGE


MDP-A149 (OPTION)

REAL-TIME DISPLAY (OPTION)

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EXTERNAL USB REPLAY KIT


MDP-A187

FLOAT FREE STORAGE


VDR-A16

FLOAT FREE STORAGE


VDR-A17

Figure 1 - S-VDR Units

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A typical S-VDR Configuration is shown in Figure 2.


CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE
VDR-A15 or VDR-A19

COMPULSORY
EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT
(SEE NOTE 2)
VHF AUDIO
(OPTIONAL
2nd CHANNEL)
RADAR VIDEO
(OPTION OF UP TO 4)

DGPS

SPEED LOG

GYROCOMPASS

BATTERY UNIT
(OPTIONAL MOUNTING
POSITION)
100m MAX.
20m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
60m MAX.
100m NOM.
100m NOM.

AUDIO
SVGA
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183
200 P/NM
STEPPER

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16
16
16
16
16
16
16
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16
16
1
3

WHITE BOX
MDP-A149

8
34
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35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
54

DATA
ACQUISITION UNIT
MDP-A5

POWER 75m MAX.


ETHERNET 75m MAX.
POWER 24V DC
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
AUDIO 30m MAX.
SVGA 20m MAX.

or

FLOAT FREE
VDR-A16 or VDR-A17

REMOTE STATUS &


ALARM MODULE VDR-A9
(OPTIONAL, SEE NOTE 1)

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6
9

220V AC

AIS

ADDITIONAL
(SEE NOTE 2)

BATTERY UNIT
(OPTIONAL MOUNTING
POSITION)

220V AC

REAL-TIME DISPLAY
(OPTIONAL)

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

ECHOSOUNDER

MAIN ALARMS

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

HULL OPENINGS
NMEA & POWER
30m MAX.

NMEA & POWER


30m MAX.

WATERTIGHT
& FIRE DOORS

HULL STRESS

DATA INTERFACE
UNIT(S) 16-PORT
VDR-A4
(OPTIONAL)

SWITCH INTERFACE
UNIT(S) 128-PORT
VDR-A4-1
(OPTIONAL)

AS REQUIRED
FOR ANALOGUE VOLTAGE
& CURRENT INPUT

AS REQUIRED

RUDDER

ENGINE
/PROPELLER

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

INTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A6

THRUSTERS
EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A7
ANEMOMETER

EXAMPLES
SPEED LOG

GYROCOMPASS

EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
VDR-A7

CABLE 1: CABLE TYPE REFERENCE


REF.
1
3
8
9
16
34
35
54
70

CABLE TYPE
2x0.75 SCREENED
4x0.75 SCREENED
2x1.5 SCREENED
3x1.5 SCREENED
2x2x0.75 SCREENED
CAT 5 ETHERNET
MICROPHONE CABLE TWISTED PAIR SCREENED
SVGA CABLE
6x 0.75 SCREENED

KH CODE
45-762-0062-001
-

ETC. UP TO
12 MICROPHONES

NOTE:
1. IF MDP-A5 UNIT IS LOCATED OUT OF SIGHT, THE OPTIONAL VDR SAM MODULE IS REQUIRED TO
MONITOR & CONTROL VDR FUNCTIONS.
2. THESE ITEMS ARE REQUIRED IF AN INTERFACE IS ALREADY AVAILABLE IN AN INTERNATIONALLY
RECOGNISED DIGITAL FORMAT (IEC 61162) AND THE SIGNAL PRESENT ON THE BRIDGE.

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Figure 2 - Typical S-VDR System Configuration Diagram

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MAJOR UNITS
Data Acquisition Unit (DAU)
9

Fitted on or near the bridge, this unit takes the incoming signals from the ships sensors in
various formats, processes them for use within the S-VDR, then compresses and
timestamps them for storage in the CSM. Essentially, this acts as the receiving hub for all video,
audio and digital signals. There are two versions of DAU, MDP-A5 is used for AC supplies only,
MDP-A5-ABAA is used for AC and DC ship supplies, refer to paragraph 27.

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Figure 3 - DAU MDP-A5


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The DAU is contained in a bulkhead mounted case and contains input/output cards for
data collection and processing. Appropriate cable entry facilities are provided to
accommodate the large amount of ships cabling that is connected to the unit.
11

A switch located behind a key operated flap allows recording to be terminated by


switching off the S-VDR system. This is only accessible when the flap is opened, and the
switch should normally be left ON. Only authorised users should have access to the On/Off
Switch.
12

Figure 4 shows a block diagram of the DAU.

ETHERNET & POWER TO CSM

AUDIO FROM VHF TRANSCEIVERS

STATUS &
ALARM MODULE

VDR INTERFACE PCB


FSD-A202

AUDIO FROM BRIDGE MICROPHONES


(UP TO 16)

AUDIO
VIDEO FROM RADAR

COMBINED AUDIO &


VIDEO CAPTURE PCB
VDR-A101

VIDEO FROM RADAR/CCTV/ECDIS


(OPTION)

LOG
GYRO
SERIAL I/O (UP TO 8)
FROM DIU/SIU/SHIPS SENSORS/
REMOTE STATUS & ALARM

SERIAL I/O (UP TO 8)


FROM DIU/SIU/SHIPS SENSORS/
REMOTE STATUS & ALARM

PROCESSOR
MOTHERBOARD
HARD DISK DRIVE

SYSTEMS
INTERFACE PCB
FSD-A178

WHITE BOX
(REMOVABLE
HARD DISK DRIVE)
OPTION

SERIAL
EXPANSION PCB
FSD-A198

RANDOM
ACCESS MEMORY

DISPLAY
INTERFACE PCB
FSD-A179

ALARMS
VIDEO TO REAL-TIME DISPLAY

AC SUPPLY INPUT
POWER SUPPLY
SHIPS +24V DC SUPPLY INPUT
(ABAA VARIETY ONLY)

EXTERNAL
BATTERY UNIT
MDP-A10

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Figure4-DAUBlockDiagram

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Microphone Audio Inputs
13

Four audio channels, each with three inputs, are provided for use with microphones,
allowing a total of 12 microphones to be connected to the DAU. Each input is a low
impedance balanced input port. The microphones located on the bridge form part of the S-VDR.
Two types of microphone are used, one mounted internally and the other mounted externally.
14

A typical fit is 6 microphones on 3 channels, with 2 microphones per channel.

VHF Audio Inputs


15

Two channels are provided for use with designated VHF radio equipment, both inputs are
in accordance with the requirements of IEC 61097-7. Both transmitted and received
audio from the VHF radio are recorded.
16

Only one VHF audio channel is mandated.

Serial Inputs
17

The DAU is provided with 16 serial inputs. These inputs can accept NMEA, RS232 or
RS422 signals.

Log and Gyro Inputs


18

Pulse Log and Synchro/Stepper Gyro signals are connected to the Systems Interface
Board in the DAU where they are appropriately processed for use by the DAU according
to their type.
Radar Video Interface
19

Two video channels are provided as standard. One of these channels must be used for the
main navigation radar display. The second channel can be used for monitoring another
radar, Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) or Closed Circuit Television
(CCTV). optionally, two additional video input channels can be provided.
User Interface
20

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An alphanumeric display, together with pushbuttons and LED indication is provided on


the front of the DAU to allow easy access and control of the following functions:
(1)

Operational status of the S-VDR.

(2)

Display of alarm information relating to malfunction of any part of the S-VDR.

(3)

Alarms acknowledgment.

(4)

Event marking.

(5)

Data Download.

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Power Supplies
21

The DAU normally operates from 110 V/220 V AC ships mains. This supply is from the
normal ships mains, but in the event of power failure external switching in the ship must
ensure the emergency ships mains (110 V/220 V) is supplied to the unit.
22

The DAU has a battery unit (MDP-A10) which mounts either on top of the DAU or
close-by on a bulkhead. This battery unit is trickle charged from the DAU and provides
backup power to ensure recording of all available data is maintained for a period of 2 hours in the
event of loss of all external supplies to the DAU.
23

All power supplies to the DIU, microphones, CSM and optional units, with the exception
of the Real Time Display and Playback Unit are derived from the DAU. In the event of
power failure, the battery unit provides power to the DAU, DIUs, bridge microphones and the
CSM.
24

An option (version MDP-A5-ABAA) is available which uses either the ship's 110/220
VAC and/or ship's +24 V DC supplies to power the unit. Where the AC and DC supplies
are both connected to the DAU, the AC supplies will normally be used to power the unit.
However, in the event of failure of the AC mains, this is detected by the DAU, and the DC supply
is automatically switched in to ensure no loss of data. This version has an additional input
terminal block for the ship's +24 V DC supply, together with additional circuitry within the unit.
25

The battery unit is also used with the MDP-A5-ABAA version DAU to provide
additional power supply redundancy so that if both the ship's AC mains and 24 VDC
supplies fail, the system will continue to be powered by the battery unit.
Data Interface Unit (DIU) and Switch Interface Unit (SIU)
26

Most modern bridge sensors have provision for data output in accordance with
IEC61162 (NMEA0183) protocols.

27

The DIU and SIU provide interfacing to ship's sensors with outputs not conforming to
IEC 611162 (NMEA 0183). The DIU consists of a unit which is software configurable to
accept the variety of analogue signals found on ships bridges. It communicates with the DAU
through a series of IEC61162 (NMEA 0183) messages. The unit also receives configuration data
from the DAU through the serial link. The DIU and SIU are powered by +12 V DC nominal from
the DAU. The +12 V is isolated from the chassis and all inputs and outputs and backed up by the
battery unit.
28

The DIU and SIU may also provide interfacing to additional, non-mandatory interfaces,
as required.

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DIU Interface
29

The DIU (VDR-A4) provides 16 differential analogue inputs which are individually
configurable as:
(1)

Voltage.

(2)

Current.

(3)

Contact Closures.

30

The DIU is configured in hardware via jumpers and DIP-switches and from the DAU
using the setup software.

31

Various voltage ranges are selectable and 4 to 20 mA and point closure. The analogue
levels are sampled and the values output via RS232 proprietary NMEA messages.

32

The differential inputs are individually tolerant to a common mode offset of 100 V (with
respect to Ground).
Range

Resolution

20 V

12 bit (25 mV)

0 to 20 V

12 bit (12.5 mV)

10 V

12 bit (12.5 mV)

0 to 10 V

12 bit (6.25 mV)

4 to 20 mA

10 bit (62.5 mA)

Contact closure

1 bit (On or Off)

SIU Interface
33

The SIU (VDR-A4-1) provides 128 differential analogue inputs which are individually
configurable as closing contact or switching voltage. The SIU operates in the range 0 to
24V, the switching threshold for each bank of 16 inputs can be individually set. The default
threshold is 9V.
Microphones
34

The microphones forming the bridge audio data source form part of the S-VDR.
Interconnection to the DAU is via the VDR Interface PCB. Three low impedance
balanced input ports are provided on each of four audio channels, giving a maximum of 12
microphone inputs. The Kelvin Hughes internal and external microphones are functionally
identical, the difference is that the external microphone is housed in a weatherproof cover.
35

A test facility is provided to ensure the correct operation of the microphones. Every 12
hours a loudspeaker, built into the microphone, sounds and is detected by the
microphone. The level of loudspeaker audio is low to prevent disturbance to nearby operators. If
the test fails a warning is sounded on the DAU.
36

The microphones are powered by a +12 V supply from the DAU, which is conveyed
down the audio link. This allows recording of audio to continue after power failure as the
microphones are powered from the battery back-up source in the DAU.
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Crash Survivable Module (CSM) (Black Box)
37

The CSM forms the Black Box storage medium and is coloured bright orange for ease
of location in the event of an incident. Several versions of CSM are available, they carry
out the same functions and are fully interchangeable. Some versions are designed to Float-Free
in the event of a capsize or sinking.
38

There is provision in the IMO regulations for the fitting of a float-free memory module in
in place of a fixed CSM. This is offered as an option and is similar to a 406 MHz EPIRB
that transmits for 7 days.
39

Use of the Float-Free Storage Module can avoid the high cost of underwater search

40

The CSMs are tamper proof units designed to be mounted externally close to the bridge
and are fitted with an acoustic beacon to aid underwater recovery by an Remotely
Operated Vehicle (ROV) or diver in the event of an incident. CSMs of the float free type do not
have an acoustic beacon.
41

The CSMs have the capacity to store audio, video and other IEC61162 serial data for a
rolling 12 hour period as defined in the regulations. All power and data are passed to the
CSM via a two cables, one for the ethernet connection and the other for the power supply. The
data is transferred using a 4-wire ethernet connection, with 2 wires for the power supply.
Connections are via waterproof connectors.
42

The CSMs have a release mechanism to facilitate recovery underwater both by a diver or
a ROV. Suitable handles are provided to ensure that the capsule may be retrieved safely
after release.
43

When a CSM has been damaged after an incident, e.g. the Ship has sunk, it must be
returned to Kelvin Hughes for the data to be extracted.

44

Data from an undamaged CSM can be downloaded and read on a laptop computer
connected to the CSM via the Ethernet connection. Note that the data can also be
downloaded to the DAU from the CSM, and then read from the DAU.
45

The retrieved data is viewed using the Kelvin Hughes 'VDR Replay' software, which
allows VCR style viewing (i.e. Fast Forward, Rewind, Step Through) of sensor
information, including audio and ship's movement. This allows the operator to replay the ship's
life for the duration of the storage period. The procedures for using the 'VDR Replay' software
are provided in Section 3.

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OPTIONS
46

In addition to meeting the mandatory requirements, the S-VDR offers a number of


optional components to provide added functionality. These are:
(1)

Remote Status and Alarm Module (SAM) (VDR-A9).

(2)

Real time display of recorded data on a flat screen LCD display (ship specific
depending on requirement, different sizes of displays are available).

(3)

Float-free Storage Module.

(4)

Non-survivable data storage (White Box), utilizing a removable hard disk.

(5)

Playback systems for the White Box, utilizing a multimedia computer.

(6)

Additional Interfaces to sensors and their subsequent recording.

Remote Status and Alarm Unit (SAM)


47

The Remote Status and Alarm Unit (SAM) provides remote control and monitoring of
the DAU. The control and status functions on this unit are identical to those on the DAU.
The SAM is designed for console mounting, for example, in an Integrated Bridge System. This is
required if control is required from the bridge console, as the DAU normally located elsewhere
on the bridge or in an adjacent compartment. The SAM is interfaced to the DAU via one of the 16
serial links.
48

The SAM is powered by +12 V DC nominal from the DAU via the serial link. The +12 V
is isolated from the chassis.

Real Time Display of Recorded Data


49

The Real Time Display (RTD) is an LCD flat panel display that provides a real time
display of the data being recorded. The RTD is connected to the DAU, and can be located
remote from the DAU, for example, in an Integrated Bridge System.

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White Box
50

The White Box allows the ships voyage history to be recorded and then archived
ashore. The information is stored on the White Box while recording to the CSM.

51

The White Box is a removable, non crash-survivable hard disk, which is installed in
the DAU as an option. The removable hard disk is capable of storing more data than that
transmitted to the CSM and provides a longer period of recording, typically 30 days but may be
up to several months. It is located behind a lockable hinged flap on the DAU to prevent
unauthorized access. The capacity of the White Box is typically 80 GByte.
52

There is no means of playing back the data within the DAU. In order to play back the data
the White Box must be removed from the DAU and installed in a suitable multimedia
computer (PC) with the playback software installed, see below.
53

This option can be used for crew training, close quarter incident investigation and
operational monitoring for proof of position.

54

Typically, the White Box stores data for at least 30 days, and is also used to record
information not selected for recording on the CSM, for example:
(1)

Target vectors from an ARPA.

(2)

Displayed screen information for a second radar.

(3)

ECDIS displayed screen information.

(4)

CCTV displayed screen information

(5)

Secondary VHF audio (transmitted and received).

(6)

Audio from additional microphone(s).

Playback System for White Box


55

This takes the form of a multimedia PC system, an external USB hard disk caddy and a
suite of software that enables the playback of data recorded in the White Box. The
software displays mimics of the sensors recorded and the radar image along with synchronized
audio from the microphones. The Playback system allows the ship operator to play back the
recorded data from the White Box on demand, without involving external organizations,
manufacturers or national authorities. The Playback System can be located either in the shore
office or onboard the vessel, as required.
56

The software suite is Kelvin Hughes VDR Replay which allows VCR style viewing (i.e
Fast Forward, Rewind, Step Through) of sensor information, including sound and ships
movements. This allows the operator to replay the ships life for the duration of the storage
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Additional Interfaces to Other Sensors
57

It is envisaged that there may be a requirement for data to be acquired, accumulated and
stored in the White Box that is beyond the scope of the IMO requirement, for example
Engine Room/ Cargo Deck CCTV, additional radar images, additional audio and control circuit
data. This may require the provision of additional DIUs or SIUs.
58

In addition to meeting the mandatory requirements, the Kelvin Hughes Manta Digital
S-VDR offers a number of optional components aimed at providing additional
functionality. These are:

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(1)

Multiple Radars. Recordings can be made from more than one radar display by
inter-switching between the displays. Each channel can be set to an independent
recording rate.

(2)

Baseband Video (Pre-display or raw video signals from scanners). This can be
recorded maintaining full signal fidelity for most marine radars.

(3)

Radar Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) and Status Information. This can
be recorded from marine radars that output this information.

(4)

Bridge Audio Recording. Facilities are provided for recording audio from up to
12 bridge microphones to meet individual requirements.

(5)

Radio Communications Audio. Facilities are provided for recording the transmit
and receive audio from two VHF radios.

(6)

Video Surveillance. The output from most CCTV video surveillance cameras can
be recorded.

(7)

Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Facilities are


provided for recording the video from an ECDIS display.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Data Compression
59

Data compression is used to reduce the data storage requirements for the bridge and
communications audio and radar video.

Data Time Stamping


60

To ensure that relative timings can be determined within a resolution of 0.1 seconds, all
data items are, when sampled by the S-VDR, recorded with a time index derived from a
S-VDR system clock with a resolution of 0.05 seconds. The drift of this system clock does not
exceed 1 second in one hour. The system clock is controlled from an external source, e.g. GPS.
Design and Construction
61

The design and construction is in accordance with the requirements of IMO


Performance Standard MSC.163(78). All units are designed to operate under conditions
required by the appropriate classification of IEC 60945. Additionally there are special
environmental survivability requirements for the Crash Survivable Module (CSM).
Resistance to Tampering
62

The equipment is designed so that, as far as is practical, it is not possible to tamper with
the selection of data being input to the equipment, the data itself, or recorded data. Any
attempt to interfere with the integrity of the data or the recording is recorded.
Operation
63

The unit is entirely automatic in normal operation. Means are provided to ensure that the
recorded data is saved by an appropriate method following an incident, with minimal
interruption to the recording process and without requiring opening of the protective capsule.
Data Acquisition Unit
Maintenance of Sequential Records
64

The DAU continuously maintains sequential records of pre-selected data items relating
to the status and output of the ships equipment, and command and control of the ship.

Data Storage and Format


65

To permit subsequent analysis of factors surrounding an incident, the method of


recording ensures that the various data items can be co-related in date and time during
playback on suitable equipment.
66

The recording method is such that the timing of all recorded data items can be derived on
playback with a resolution sufficient to reconstruct the history of an incident in detail.

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The following system configuration information is included in this data block:


(1)

Type approval authority and reference.

(2)

IMO vessel identification number.

(3)

Software version(s) used.

(4)

Microphone locations and recording port allocation.

(5)

VHF communications - which VHF(s) recorded.

(6)

Date and time - from which source obtained.

(7)

Ships position - from which electronic position-fixing system (EPFS) obtained


and relative position on the vessel.

(8)

Other data inputs - identification of which equipment is supplying recorded data,


sign conventions and identity of all alarm/door inputs.

(9)

Automatic insertion of date and time of last amendment.

Integrity of Recorded Data


68

The recording method is such that each item of the recorded data is checked for integrity,
i.e. it is identical to the data being received, and an alarm given if a non-correctable error
is detected.
69

The DAU automatically continuously monitors the integrity of the following


(1)

Power supply.

(2)

The CSM via the ethernet link.

(3)

Record function.

(4)

Bit error rate.

(5)

Microphone functionality.

70

Malfunction of any of the above generates an audible and visual alarm (as IMO A.686) at
the position from which the vessel is normally navigated. It is possible to mute the alarm
but a visual indication remains until the equipment is serviceable. It also indicates its alarm status
by means of contacts of a relay (or equivalent) which is held energised in the no-alarm condition.
Data Download
71

Performing a data download does not interrupt data recording to the CSM.

Power Supplies - Normal Operation


72

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The DAU operates from 220 V 50/60 Hz or 110 V 50/60 Hz with auto-switching. An
option of operation from a nominal 24 V DC supply is also provided.

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To ensure that the S-VDR continues to record events during an incident, it is capable of
operating from the ships emergency source of electrical power. Whenever such
electrical power is available the S-VDR operates.
Reserve Power Source
74

A battery supported power supply is provided such that if the ships emergency source of
electrical power supply to the S-VDR fails, the S-VDR continues to record all available
data from a dedicated reserve source of power for a period of 2 hours, at the end of this period all
recording ceases automatically.
Recording Period and Duration
75

The time for which all stored data items are retained within the CSM is at least 12 hours.
Data items which are older than this may be overwritten with new data.

76

Recording is continuous until terminated due to exhaustion of the reserve power source
or as described below.

77

An ON/OFF switch, located behind a lockable hinged flap, provides a secure means of
terminating the recording.

Data Items to be Recorded


Date and Time
78

Date and time referenced to Universal Time Constant (UTC), are obtained from a source
external to the ship (e.g. an electronic position-fixing system (EPFS) or radio time
signal), if available, or from an internal clock at least once per hour. The recording indicates
which source is in use. The recording method is such that the timing of all other recorded data
items can be derived on playback with a resolution (sufficient to reconstruct the history of the
incident in detail, not worse than 1 second.
Ships Position
79

Latitude and longitude, and the datum used, are derived from a designated electronic
position-fixing system (EPFS) or integrated navigation system (INS), if available. The
recording ensures that the identity and status of the source can always be determined on
playback. The ships position is recorded, up to a resolution of 0.0001 min of arc, as available on
the ship.
Speed
80

Speed through the water, or speed over the ground (transverse as well as longitudinal in
either case, as available on the ship), including an indication from which it is derived,
from the ships designated speed and distance measuring equipment, is recorded up to a
resolution of 0.1 knot.

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Heading
81

As indicated by the gyro system in use. The ships heading is recorded with up to a
resolution of 0.1 deg as available on the ship.

Bridge Audio
82

Provision for 4 microphone channels, each channel having a maximum of 3


microphones, located on the bridge, such that conversation at or near the conning
positions, radar displays, chart table etc., may be adequately recorded. As far as is practicable,
the positioning of microphones also captures the input and output of intercom, public address
systems and the audible alarms of any bridge mounted equipment.
83

The audio signals at all work stations are recorded continuously. Optionally, means may
be provided so that the originating work station can be identified with the audio signal
being analyzed during play back of the recorded information.
Communications Audio
84

VHF communications relating to ship operations are recorded independently of the


bridge audio. The recording includes both transmitted and received audio signals and is
continuous from a directly connected fixed VHF set to be designated at installation.
85

The reference signal for both transmitted and received communications audio is defined
as 0.775 V RMS (0 dBm into 600 ohm).

86

With a signal level 6 dB below the reference signal level applied to the VHF radio
communications input port of the S-VDR and with its frequency continuously swept at a
rate not exceeding 0.1 octaves per second over the range 150 Hz to 3500 Hz, the level of the
signal recovered from the S-VDR on playback does not vary by more than 6 dB.
Radar Display
87

One of the ships radar displays is recorded if a suitable signal is available. As an


alternative, it is permissible to record AIS data instead.

Automatic Identification System (AIS)


88

This is information from surrounding vessels transmitting AIS information including


latitude, longitude, speed over ground, course over ground, navigational status, heading,
rate of turn and position accuracy, IMO number, call sign, ETA, draft, name, destination, cargo,
and ship dimensions.
Echo Sounder
89

This includes depth under keel, up to a resolution of 0.1 m as available on the ship. The
depth scale currently being displayed and other status information are recorded if
available. This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.

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Main Alarms
90

This includes the status of all IMO mandatory alarms on the bridge. This data is only
available if a suitable interface is present.

Rudder Order and Response


91

Both rudder order and response angles are recorded up to a resolution of 1 degree as
permitted on the ship. Status and settings of heading controller, if fitted, are also
recorded. This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.
Engine Order and Response
92

This includes the positions of any engine telegraphs or direct engine/propeller controls,
including shaft(s) RPM (or equivalent), and feedback indications, if fitted, including
ahead/astern indicators. This also includes status of bow and stern thrusters if fitted. RPM is
recorded up to a resolution of 1 RPM and pitch is recorded up to a resolution of 1 degree. This
data is only available if a suitable interface is present.
Hull Openings (Doors) Status
93

This includes all IMO mandatory status information required to be displayed on the
bridge. This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.

Watertight and Fire Door Status


94

This includes all IMO mandatory status information required to be displayed on the
bridge. This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.

Accelerations and Hull Stresses


95

Where a ship is fitted with IMO mandated hull stress and response monitoring
equipment, all the data items that have been pre-selected within that equipment and are
available are recorded. This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.
Wind Speed and Direction
96

This is applicable where a ship is fitted with a suitable sensor. Either relative or true wind
speed and direction may be recorded, but an indication of which it is shall be recorded.

97

This data is only available if a suitable interface is present.

Microphones
98

The input frequency response and dynamic range for each microphone input (including
the mixing unit) meet the following:
(1)

6 dB to -45 dB (with respect to reference level).

(2)

Better than 3 dB from 150 to 6000 Hz.

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99

The quality of recording for single and multiple microphone inputs is as follows:
(1)

For single microphones the quality of the recording for each microphone is the
electrical equivalent of 75 dBA. This index is not less than that corresponding to
the quality value for the speech transmission index of 0.85 with no signal being
simultaneously applied to other microphone ports.

(2)

For multiple microphones the quality of the recording for each of the microphone
ports is the electrical equivalent of 75 dBA. This is not less than that
corresponding to the quality value for the speech transmission index of 0.60 with
all the other microphone ports having inputs at the electrically equivalent level of
65 dBA.

100

With no signal applied to any microphone port, the reproduced signal at any replay
output is at least 48 dB below the output level, which would be produced by an input level
equal to the reference signal level. This requirement is met across the frequency band with the
inputs both open and short circuited. The signal to no signal performance is met in the presence of
out-of-band input signals and also at the reference signal level.
101

With all other audio input ports, except the one in use, short-circuited, the reproduced
signal to noise and distortion (SINAD) ratio is at least 24 dB across the frequency band
and with input levels in the range of 0 dB to -20 dB relative to the reference signal level for all
inputs.
102

An internal loudspeaker, located within each microphone, allows testing of microphone


operation. The loudspeaker volume is designed to be unobtrusive in operation. The
loudspeaker is located within the microphone such that the microphone receives signals within
the stated dynamic range.

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Crash Survivable Module
103

The CSM is designed to meet the following specification, this applies to both versions of
CSM:
(1)

Fully meets IMO Resolution MSC.163(78) and all applicable Safety Of Life At
Sea (SOLAS) Regulations.

(2)

Fully compliant to IEC 61996-2 Simplified Voyage Data Recorder Standard.

(3)

Small lightweight easily installed capsule.

(4)

+24 V DC operation, very low power consumption.

(5)

Records a minimum of 12 hours of voyage data: bridge audio, VHF


communications audio, radar, and NMEA 0183 serial data channels (IEC
61162).

(6)

Simple high speed 100 base T Ethernet communications.

(7)

Simple annual maintenance (mandated).

(8)

Reliable solid state recording (2+ years data retention unpowered).

(9)

Fitted with an acoustic underwater location beacon operating in the frequency


band of 25 kHz to 50 kHz with a battery life of at least 30 days, which meets SAE
AS 8045.

(10)

Tamper resistant capsule design.

(11)

The final storage medium within the CSM retains the recorded data for a period of
at least two years, following termination of recording, under the specified
operational and storage conditions.

(12)

Storage and interface specification as follows:


Data Storage Medium
Storage Capacity:
Power Consumption:
Data Link:
Data Write Rate:
Data Read Rate:

104

Flash ROM
>1.5 GHz
<20 W
Ethernet 100BaseT
>20 Mbytes/second
>20 Mbytes/second

The Crash Survivable Module (CSM) design ensures survivability of critical voyage
data to the following severe environmental conditions:
(1)

Impact shock - 50 g half sine-wave pulse for 11 milliseconds.

(2)

Fire exposure - 1100C for 1 hour and 260C for 10 hours.

(3)

Deep sea pressure - 30 days in sea water at 60 MPa (an equivalent depth of
6000m).

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The Float free module specifications are as follows:


(1)

Built in EPRIB transmitting on both 406.028 at 5 W and 121.5 MHz at 50 mW


international distress frequencies.

(2)

GPS receiver on Band L1 1.57542 GHz


Sensitivity -175 dB

(3)

Approved to COSPAS-SARSAT T.007 Class 1, complies with EN 60945 and


meets the requirements of IEC 61996-2

(4)

Storage and interface specifications as follows:


Power consumption:
Data Link:
Data Transfer rate:
Drive capacity:
Operational life:

<3 W
100 Base-TX Ethernet
3.4 MB/s maximum sustained rate
2 GBytes
At least 168 hours at -20 C

Playback System (Optional)


106

The Playback System is located remotely from the S-VDR, and there may not be a
physical connection to the S-VDR. The transfer of data from the S-VDR to the Playback
System is then via removable hard disks, which are physically transported between the S-VDR
and the playback system. Alternatively, data can be downloaded from the CSM via the ethernet
connection.
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The White Box option comprises:


(1)

Pelican carrying case for the hard disk drives.

(2)

2 removable hard disk drives.

(3)

Hard drive Caddy internally mounted in the DAU.

The USB Playback system (MDP-A187) is designed to connect to the user's 3rd party
multimedia PC and comprises:
(1)

One USB caddy for connection to the third party supplied PC.

(2)

Pelican carrying case for the hard disk drives. (MDP-A149)

(3)

CD-ROM with replay software (Kelvin Hughes ZM1914).

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The third party supplied multimedia PC for the Playback System must meet the following
minimum specification:
Basic Multimedia PC with Intel Pentium II 333 MHz
128 MBRAM
500 MB Free space on Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Sound Card
Speakers
Microsoft Windows NT4.00, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Spare USB port to accept KH USB Hard Disk Caddy

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Marking an Event
Saving Crash Module Data
Setting Up the Display
Test Microphones
Adjust Heading
Save Configuration
LED Status
Alarms
Terminating the Recording
OPTIONS
Real Time Display (RTD)
Removing and Replacing the White Box (Removable Hard Disk)
Playing Back from the White Box
VDR Replay DISPLAY
Start VDR Replay
Select Configuration File
Select Data file to Replay
Trend Graph
AIS View
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Replay to Serial Port Dialogue
Replay to File Dialogue
Typical VDR Replay Display
Typical Trend Graph
Graph Configuration Dialogue Box
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OPERATION
INTRODUCTION
1

The operator interface to the VDR is via the controls and indicators on the front of the
Data Acquisition Unit. Where a Remote Status and Alarm Module (SAM) is fitted, the
controls and indicators are duplicated on this unit, and control can be from either position.
2

Normally the VDR is left acquiring data with no operator intervention. However, if there
is an alarm indication (buzzer sounding, ALARM LED lit) the operator needs to identify
the cause of the alarm and take the appropriate action.
3

A key operated hinged flap allows authorised operators access to the ON/OFF switch
and, if fitted, the White Box.

To enable accident investigators to make effective use of voyage data immediately after
an incident, provision has been made to download and replay the stored data from the
VDR to a Laptop computer. To do this, instructions are stored within the DAU and repeated in
section 5 of this manual. The VDR Replay software is identical to the White Box replay software.
CAUTION
The download software and instructions are for the exclusive use of accident
investigation authorities.
CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
5

The controls and indicators on the DAU and SAM are shown in Figure 1.

The alphanumeric display indicates the status of the VDR. The display depends on the
mode chosen on the buttons.

The four control buttons are as follows:

(1)

MODE - pressing this button toggles through the modes available to the operator.

(2)

ALARM ACKNOWLEDGE - when an alarm is sounding, pressing this button


mutes the audible alarm, however, the visible alarm remains until the cause is
removed.

(3)

UP and DOWN operate in conjunction with the MODE button to set up the VDR.

The three LEDs are as follows:


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POWER - lit when the external mains or 24 V supply is present.


Flashes when the external power is absent and the unit is powered
from the internal battery.
Unlit when there is no power present.
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(2)

VDR ON - lit when the VDR is operating normally.

(3)

ALARM - lit when an alarm is present.

A key operated hinged flap on the front of the DAU provides access to the ON/OFF
switch, and, if fitted, Floppy Disk Drive, CD-ROM drive and the removable hard disk
drive (White Box). The floppy disk and CD-ROM drives are used to load software and disks
should not be inserted by the operator, this facility is for installation purposes only. The ON/OFF
switch is used to terminate recordings, and should only be operated by authorised personnel.

UP

MODE

DOWN

ALARM
CANCEL
POWER

SYS OK

ALARM

FRONT VIEW OF DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (SECTION)

KELVIN HUGHES

VDR Status & Alarm Module


UP

MODE

DOWN

ALARM
CANCEL

POWER VDR ON ALARM

FRONT VIEW OF REMOTE STATUS UNIT

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Figure 1 - Controls and Indicators

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The VDR is powered up from the DAU, once running it should not be switched off unless
the recording is to be terminated by an authorised operator.

Switching On
11

To switch the VDR on:


(1)

Switch on the ship's mains supply to the VDR.

(2)

Check that the POWER LED on the Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) is lit. If the
POWER LED is not lit, on the DAU open the lockable hinged flap and set the
ON/OFF switch (located to the left of the floppy disk drive) to 1. Ensure the
POWER LED is now lit. Close the hinged flap and lock it.

(3)

On the DAU, check that the VDR ON LED is lit.

(4)

On the DAU, check that the top of the alphanumeric display shows System
Initialising until the application software is running. The top line of the display
then changes to VDR and the software version, with a 24 hour clock, in hours,
minutes and seconds displayed on the right hand side of the bottom line. The
clock shows the time from the external time source.

(5)

If a Remote Status and Alarm Module (SAM) is fitted, check that the SAMs
display is the same as that on the DAU.

Marking an Event
NOTE: Events should always be marked following ANY incident.
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To mark an event:
(1)

Press the MODE button. The display changes to Mark Incident.

UP

Yes
No

DOWN

(2)

Mark
Incident

MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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Press the UP (Yes) button to mark the incident or the DOWN (No) button if the
incident is not to be marked.

Saving Crash Module Data


NOTE: This must be done following an incident in order to preserve a copy of the logged data
before it gets overwritten. This is not necessary if a White Box is installed.
If the Crash Module Data is saved many times without removing the downloaded data
from the system and there is not enough free space left, the oldest saved data will be
overwritten.

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To save Crash Module data to a backup log:


(1)

Press the MODE button repeatedly until the display changes to Backup Logged
data.

UP

Yes
Backup
No Logged data

DOWN

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MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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(2)

Press the UP (Yes) button to backup the data or the DOWN (No) button if the data
is not to be backed up.

(3)

Call the Service Agent to retrieve data from the system at the NEXT port.

During the downloading process, a message indicating the progress is displayed.

Setting Up the Display


15

The operator can set up the brightness and contrast of the display to suit the ambient
lighting conditions. This can be done independently at the DAU and SAM, if fitted.
Proceed as follows:
(1)

Press the MODE button repeatedly until the display changes to Adjust
Brightness. Press the UP and DOWN buttons to set the brightness as required.

UP

Adjust
Brightness

DOWN

(2)

MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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When complete to return to the normal display either press the MODE button
repeatedly or do nothing and wait 30 seconds for the display to revert
automatically.

Test Microphones
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The operator can start the test of all microphones connected to the DAU by proceeding as
follows:
(1)

Press the MODE button repeatedly until the display changes to Test
Microphones.

UP

DOWN

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No Microphones

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ALARM
CANCEL

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(2)

Press the UP (Yes) button to start the test or the DOWN (No) button to return to
the normal display.

(3)

If the Microphone test is started, each microphone in turn beeps and the response
is monitored. The display shows which microphone is being tested. A
microphone alarm is displayed for each microphone that fails the test.

Adjust Heading
17

If the MantaDigital Gyro Input is configured, the operator can set the heading to match
the gyro input:
(1)

Press the MODE button repeatedly until the display changes to Adjust
Heading.

UP

Adjust
123.4 Heading

DOWN

(2)

ALARM
CANCEL

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Press the UP button or the DOWN button to adjust the first digit (100s) of the
heading up or down. Attempts to set a heading greater than 359.9 are not allowed
and will result in an invitation to try again.

UP

Yes Bad Heading


No
try again?

DOWN

MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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(3)

Press the MODE button to move the pointer arrow to the next digit (10s) and
again adjust its value using the UP and DOWN buttons.

(4)

Repeat until all digits have been set as required then press the UP (Yes) button to
set the heading. or the DOWN (No) button to return to the normal display.

UP

DOWN

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MODE

Yes Set Heading


No
to 123.4

MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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Save Configuration
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The operator can save the configuration to removable media for maintenance purposes
by proceeding as follows:

WARNING
Before inserting any removabale media ensure that it is free of any viruses
by connecting it to a known clean PC and running a proprietry virus scan.
Kelvin Hughes or its agents cannot be held responsible for system failure
due to the introduction of a virus from removable media.
(1)

Insert the removable media, e.g. a memory stick, into the USB socket on the front
of the DAU

(2)

Press the MODE button repeatedly until the display changes to Save Config.

UP

Yes
No

Save
Config

DOWN

MODE

ALARM
CANCEL

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(3)

Press the UP (Yes) button to save the configuration or the DOWN (No) button to
return to the normal display.

(4)

Once the save process has started, it is essential that the media is not removed
from the DAU until the connection/activity indicator on the media is
extinguished. The process will take a few seconds. If the media has no indicator,
wait 30 seconds before removing it to ensure that the save process is complete.

LED Status
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The LED status is as follows:


(1)

POWER (green): ON when external power OK.


FLASHES when the VDR is running on the batteries.

(2)

VDR ON (amber). ON when the VDR is running normally.


OFF when the VDR has failed.

(3)

ALARM (red).

ON when an alarm condition exists.


OFF when there are no alarm conditions detected.

Alarms
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When an alarm condition occurs, the display changes to indicate the cause of the alarm,
the ALARM LED lights and the audible buzzer sounds.

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To silence the buzzer, press the ALARM CANCEL button. The ALARM LED remains
lit and the display shows the cause of the alarm, until the fault is cleared.

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The possible Messages are:


Crash Module Logging Failed
Crash Module Data Lost
Removable Disc Logging Failed
Performance Test Due on MM/DD/YY
Performance Test XX Days Overdue
Power Fail
Capture Alarm From XXX (XXX is a description of video input e.g Radar, ECDIS)
Microphone XX Alarm (XX is microphone number)
Radio X Chan Y Alarm (X is radio number Y is Rx or Tx)
Data Download Failed
Download XX% Complete
Capture Card Failed to Start

Any decoded message can have an alarm configured during installation. The wording
of those alarms is defined by the installation engineer.
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When there are no unacknowledged alarms, the display cycles between the following
Version and Time
Download Progress Message
All current alarms.

Terminating the Recording

This data recorder is to be operated at all times under the direction of the Ships
Instructions, or Bridge Management Guidelines
Under no circumstances must this equipment be turned off until those instructions
have been consulted or permission has been granted by the ships captain.

24

The recording can be terminated by setting the ON/OFF switch located behind the
hinged flap on the front panel to OFF. This procedure is only available to authorised
operators.
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The switch is accessed by opening the key operated hinged flap at the top of the DAU.
Setting the switch to 0 removes power from the DAU and therefore stops the recording
process. Setting the switch to 1 powers up the DAU and starts the recording process.

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OPTIONS
Real Time Display (RTD)
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If the Real Time Display is fitted, the data can be viewed on the display as it is being
recorded. There is no operator intervention allowed, the display is purely for monitoring
data in real time. The controls on the display are for setting up the display itself (brightness,
contrast etc) and have no effect on the data being displayed.
NOTE: If the data is shown as *****, the data is not available.
Removing and Replacing the White Box (Removable Hard Disk)
NOTE: This procedure should not be carried out while data is being recorded on the White
Box, otherwise data will be lost. Normally this procedure is carried out when the
White Box is being removed for playback and analysis. If the White Box is removed
for analysis, the spare White Box should be inserted to ensure continuation of
recording.
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This procedure is only available to authorised operators. To remove the White Box:
(1)

Access the White Box by opening the key operated flap at the top left hand side
of the DAU, refer to Figure 1.

(2)

Switch off the VDR at the ON/OFF switch.

(3)

Using the key, turn the lock (located on the lower right hand corner of the
removable hard disk drive) to the unlock position.

(4)

Push the Eject button twice and carefully withdraw the removable hard disk.

Replacement is the reverse of the above. Ensure the hinged flap is closed and locked once
the White Box has been installed. Switch the VDR on at the ON/OFF switch.

Playing Back from the White Box


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The White Box data is played back on a multimedia PC with the appropriate Kelvin
Hughes VDR Replay software installed, refer to Section 2 for installation procedure.
The PC may be located on the ship or be shore based.
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To access the data:


(1)

Ensure the PC is switched off. Insert the removable hard disk White Box in the
USB caddy connected to the PC. Switch the PC on.

(2)

Click on the VDR Replay icon or start VDR Replay from the START menu.
The VDR Replay application is loaded.

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VDR Replay DISPLAY
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The Kelvin Hughes VDR Replay software allows the ship operator or other authorised
person to view the signals recorded from the various sensors. It is used to replay data
from the Crash Survivable Module or the "White Box" option. It can be used either on board the
ship or on a shore based establishment. If data obtained directly from the Crash Survivable
Module is to be replayed it will need to be retrieved by Kelvin Hughes or an approved agent using
specialist equipment to convert it into a suitable format for replay. Data from the "White Box"
can be played directly from the removable hard disk.
Start VDR Replay
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When VDR Replay is started ( apart from the first time it is started), a dialogue providing
the opportunity to load previous settings will be presented. If YES is selected, the same
set of recorded data displayed in the same set of display windows will be opened. To view other
data, select NO.
Select Configuration File
33

When asked to select the configuration file for the recorded data to be viewed, browse to
the location of the data and select the Configuration.dat file and click Open.

Select Data File to Replay


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From the File menu, select Open... Then select the data file to replay. White Box data files
are named as YYYMMDDHH.log where YYY is the year, MM is the month (1-12), DD
is the day (1-31) and HH is the hour (00-23) in which the data was recorded. Note that all times
are in UTC.
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If the replay file is from the White Box data and has been password protected the dialogue
box shown in Figure 2 is displayed. If the file is not password protected the replay
window is displayed as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 2 - Password Entry Dialogue Box


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Enter the passwords as required, these correspond to the three passwords entered during
installation. Note that all the passwords may not have been activated on installation.

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If set, both the Captain's Password and the Second Authority's passwords are required in
order to replay the data. If the Audio Replay Authority's password was activated during
installation, but is not entered, the microphone audio cannot be replayed and the following
warning is displayed when OK is pressed. The four microphone audio buttons on the control
toolbar will be disabled. However, VHF audio will be replayed.

CD-5675

Figure 3 - Warning Dialogue


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Click on OK to proceed.

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The following window is displayed, with the configuration data loaded:

MICROPHONE AUDIO
CHANNEL SELECT

VHF RADIO
AUDIO SELECT
SAVE AUDIO
TO WAV FORMAT
CREATE TEXT VIEW
CREATE VIDEO VIEW
CREATE DATA VIEW
CREATE TREND
GRAPH VIEW
CREATE AIS VIEW

CONTROL TOOLBAR

REPLAY TOOLBAR
CLEAR ALL
UNPROTECTED EVENTS

TIME LINE
BACK 1 HOUR

REWIND
STOP/PAUSE

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PLAY

FAST FORWARD

STEP 1 SECOND

REPLAY SPEED
INDICATOR

FORWARD 1 HOUR

CLEAR SELECTION

CURRENT DATE AND TIME

GO TO NEXT EVENT
SET/REMOVE EVENT
GO TO PREVIOUS EVENT

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Three menus are provided in the menu bar:


(1)

(2)

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File. This sub-menu allows:


(a)

Files to be opened and closed and the program to be exited, as with


other Windows based software.

(b)

Export Config. This selection allows a configuration file to be


converted to a text format and saved. When this item is selected, the
user is presented with a dialogue box from which the required
Configuration file is selected.
Next the destination folder is selected from the save dialogue box.
When OK is clicked, the selected configuration file is converted and
saved in the selected folder.
The file name will be in the form YYMMDD,hhmmss,cf,IMO
number of vessel.txt.

(c)

Extract Events. This allows the extraction of protected events from


the recorded data. The process can take many minutes if there is a
large amount of recorded data, but it only needs to be done once for a
set of data in a continuous time stream because the extracted events
are stored separately.

(d)

Print Setup and Print. With the exception of the AIS display, allows
the currently selected view to be printed

(e)

Additionally, the last four files selected for viewing are listed and can
be opened without going through the Open dialogue box, and the
current display to be printed to any printer connected to the PC.

View. This sub-menu allows the following to be displayed:


(a)

Replay Toolbar. This toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the


window and contains the control functions for viewing the recording.
The default is switched on.

(b)

Control Toolbar. This toolbar is displayed at the left hand side of the
screen and contains radio buttons for selecting the audio and video
recording to be displayed. The default is switched on.

(c)

New Text Display. Text Display Windows show recorded raw


interface messages from the selected items of equipment. The
required equipment can be selected from a drop-down menu at the
bottom of this window. This option is the same as pressing the Create
Text View button.

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New Video Display. This option allows viewing of the video


captured from either a Radar or ECDIS display as selected from the
drop-dowm menu at the bottom the window. Video displays start by
showing the captured video image scaled to fit the window they can
be zoomed in or out with right or left clicks of the mouse.This option
is the same as pressing the Create Video View button.

(e)

New Data Display. Data Display Windows show dynamic data from
ship's equipment such as Gyro, Log, Depth sensors, engine
management controls. The required views can be selected from the
drop-down menu at the bottom of this window. These views can be
customised for unique vessel configurations and requirements. This
option is the same as pressing the Create Data View button.

(f)

New Trend Graph. This option allows a number of trend graphs to


be displayed. These show the changes to the selected parameters
against the time line. This option is the same as pressing the Create
Trend Graph View button.

(g)

New AIS Display. This option allows the display of recorded


Automatic Identification System data.

(3)

Window. The options in this sub-menu allow windows to be tiled and cascaded,
as with other Windows based software. Arrange Icons has no function in VDR
replay

(4)

Help. This sub-menu directs the user to this manual.

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The Replay Toolbar at the bottom of the window contains the control functions and
date/time information, as follows:
(1)

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Time Line. This shows the extent of the logged data, the times of the first and last
entries are shown in red. It can be manipulated as follows:
(a)

The current time pointer can be dragged along the time line to a
desired time so that events at a particular time can be played.

(b)

Events marked during logging are shown as green triangles. These


are protected and can not be cleared. Other event marks can be
added/removed during replay.

(c)

The range of the time line can be reduced to allow more precise
analysis. To select a period of the time line; position the current time
pointer to the start of the desired period, press and hold shift on the
keyboard and drag the current time pointer to the end of the desired
period. A red line will be shown indicating the period to be selected.
When the drag is completed the selected period is expanded to fill the
width of the time line. The selection can be cleared by clicking the
clear selection button.

(2)

Back 1 Hour. When clicked the file jumps backwards by 1 hour.

(3)

Rewind. When clicked the file is rewound until the Stop/Pause button is clicked.
The rewind speed gradually increases.

(4)

Stop/Pause. When clicked the data is frozen at a set time.

(5)

Play. When clicked the data is played forward in normal time.

(6)

Step 1 Second. When clicked one second's worth of data is played. This allows
events to be monitored closely by stepping through them in one second steps.

(7)

Fast Forward. When clicked while playback is stopped, the file is fast forwarded
until the Stop/Pause button is clicked. When clicked during playback, the rate of
playback is increased. Playback speeds of x1, x2, x5 and maximum are available.

(8)

Forward 1 Hour. When clicked the file jumps forward by 1 hour.

(9)

The Current Date and Time of the playback is displayed next to the Clear
Selection button.

(10)

Clear Selection. When clicked clears all current selections.

(11)

Go to Previous Event. When clicked the playback jumps to the previous marked
event on the time line.

(12)

Set/Remove Event. When clicked an event is marked on the time line at the
present point in the playback. This allows events of interest to be marked for
detailed viewing and is also used to remove an event at the current time.

(13)

Go to Next Event. When clicked the playback jumps to the next marked event.

(14)

Clear All Unprotected Events. When clicked all unprotected event markers are
removed from the time line.

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The Control Toolbar at the left side of the window allows selection of the audio and
video channel to be displayed, as follows:
(1)

The Audio buttons allow one of the four microphone or one of the two VHF radio
audio channels to be selected for listening. Selection of one of the six options
cancels any previous selection so that only one audio channel is on at any time.
Hovering the cursor pointer over a button, displays a description of the device
connected.

(2)

The WAV button allows the currently selected audio channel to be saved to
WAV format.
The filename of the saved audio is in the form "YYMMDD,hhmmss,ID of Audio
channel, IMO number of vessel.wav" where the ID is M1, M2, M3 or M4 for the
microphone channels and R1 or R2 for the radio channels.

(3)

The Create Text View button creates a new window for viewing of the raw
interface messages.

(4)

The Create Video View button creates a new window for viewing of the radar
and/or ECDIS video.

(5)

The Create Data View button creates a new window for viewing of dynamic data
from ship's equipment.

(6)

The Create Trend Graph View button creates a new blank trend graph which
can then be customized as required.

(7)

The Create AIS View button creates a new window for the viewing of AIS data.

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The Text View has a drop down menu which allows the operator to select either specific
data for viewing on the text window, or the option to view all the data. The data is tagged
so that its source can be identified, for example the microphone inputs are identified by their
source, so that data from individual microphones can be identified.

Figure 5 - VDR Replay Window - Text View


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The Data Output button allows data to be saved to a file or sent to another device using a
serial link. When the button is pressed a dialogue box is displayed presenting three
options: Output to Serial Port, Output to File or No output selected by radio buttons.
(1)

(2)

(3)

If Output to Serial port is selected, the lower part of the dialogue box changes so
that the serial port configuration can be set as shown below. Only serial data is
output to the port.

Figure 6 - Replay To Serial Port Dialogue


If Output to file is selected serial data and messages are output to a file, the
destination of which may be set using the browse button. The filename is of the
form "YYMMDD,hhmmss,DD,IMO number of vessel.txt". A new file is started
each time playback starts.

Figure 7 - Replay To File Dialogue


During playback, the box next to the Data Output button on the text view window
shows the status of the output. e.g the filename to which data is being written.

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The Data View has a drop down menu which allows the operator to select a specific
display for viewing in the window. It also has New and Amend buttons to create new
displays or modify existing displays.
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The Video View has a Save Image button which allows the currently selected video
picture to be saved to file in PNG format. The saved file name will be in the form
"YYMMDD,hhmmss,Vx,IMO number of vessel.png" where Vx may be V1, V2, V3 or V4
according to the video channel in use.
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The Text View, Video View, Dynamic Data View and Trend Graph View have an
arrow located at the bottom right of the window. Clicking on this arrow allows data to be
viewed full window (not full screen). An arrow appears at the top right hand side of the window.
Clicking on this button restores the data at the bottom of the window.
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Figure 6 shows a typical VDR Replay display with the following data displayed (five
views in this example). Note that AIS data can also be displayed
(1)

Video View.

(2)

ECDIS View.

(3)

Dynamic Data View.

(4)

Text View.

(5)

Trend Graph View.

Figure 8 - Typical VDR Replay Display

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The Trend Graph allows the operator to view data in a graphical format over time to show
the changes. Only the time (horizontal axis) has a scale, which is the same as the time line
on the main display. The vertical axis may show more than one item of data, the different data
items having different values, e.g. knots, angle.
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Figure 9 shows a typical trend graph with two items of data displayed Trend graphs can
be created from any of the recorded sensors.

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Figure 9 - Typical Trend Graph


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To view data in the trend graph window:


(1)

Select New Trend Graph from the View menu.

(2)

Click on the New button. The dialogue box shown below is displayed:

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Figure 10 - Graph Configuration Dialogue Box


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(3)

Click on the arrow to the right of the Data Value box and select the item of data to
be displayed.

(4)

Click on the arrow to the right of the Line Style box and select the required line
style.

(5)

Click on the Colour button. The dialogue box shown below is displayed.

CD-5254

Figure 11 - Colour Dialogue Box


(6)

Select a colour for the background. Click on OK to accept the colour.

(7)

If the basic colours do not contain a suitable colour, click on Define Custom
Colours. The following dialogue box is displayed.

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Figure 12 - Custom Colours Dialogue Box


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(8)

Create the required colour. Click on Add Custom Colours to save the new
colour, it will appear in one of the Custom Colour boxes. Highlight the colour and
click on OK to exit the dialogue box and implement the required colour.

(9)

The graph will be displayed in the selected line style and colour.

(10)

If necessary type in Minimum and Maximum Range Values for the vertical
axis. Alternatively use the default ranges displayed.

(11)

Click on OK to select the data item for display. The item name is displayed in the
box at the bottom of the trend graph window.

(12)

Repeat for each item to be displayed. Note that only the last two items entered are
displayed in the default window. To make the box larger to display further items,
use the cursor and left hand mouse button to enlarge the box.

NOTE: Select all the items to be displayed before proceeding as the following procedure can
take a significant amount of time. The time taken is dependent on the timescale being
viewed, not on the number of data items being processed.
(13)

Click on the Gather button. The data is now processed and during processing the
Progress dialogue box is displayed. On completion of processing the graphs are
displayed in the window as shown in Figure 7 above.

52

When the cursor is not within the Trend Graph window the vertical line automatically
defaults to the current time displayed. If the data is being replayed the line will move as
the displayed time changes.
53

When the cursor is within the Trend Graph window the line is locked to the cursor and
moves as the cursor is moved.

NOTE: The position of the cursor is displayed for each item of data in the box at the bottom of the
window. This changes as the cursor is moved.
54

Clicking on the Amend button displays the Graph Configuration dialogue box and
allows the attributes of the highlighted graph to be changed.

55

Clicking on the Delete button deletes the highlighted graph.

56

Clicking on the Export button exports the data to a text file, which can then be imported
into Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet.

57

The arrow located to the right of the New button allows the graphs to be displayed full
window and the buttons and details of displayed data are hidden. An arrow appears at the
top right hand side of the window. Clicking on this button restores the data at the bottom of the
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AIS View
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AIS views show data captured from other Vessels AIS signals.

Figure 13 - A Typical AIS Window


59

At the left-hand side of the window is a list of AIS targets sorted by range with the closest
target at the top of the list. Click on a particular target to display information about it in
the data fields on the right-hand side of the window.
60

During playback, either selected AIS targets or all the AIS targets can be deleted from the
AIS view window, by pressing either the Clear AIS Target or Clear all AIS Targets
button. If the playback is then continued, the Targets will reappear as and when their data was
received.
61

If the replay bar is used to jump around in time, the AIS data will not reflect the state of the
targets at that time because the previously received and recorded signals will not have
been accumulated in the correct sequence over a period time.
Data Fields
62

The data is time stamped when it is received. This time stamp is displayed at the top of the
view window along side the range and bearing of the target as calculated by the VDR
Replay programme.
63

The received AIS data is split into three main sections, Primary Data, Ship Static and
Voyage Related Data and Aid to Navigation Data.

Note: All the data may not be available at a particular time depending upon which AIS messages
have been received. Class A, Class B and Aids to Navigation have different sets of data meaning
that not all data will be present.
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Primary Data relates to the position and movement of the selected AIS target. It shows
the navigational status of the target, i.e is it underway or not, its position (Latitude and
Longitude), its Heading, Rate of Turn (ROT), Course over Ground (COG) and Speed over
Ground (SOG). For a full explanation of all these fields, refer to Section 3.3.8.2.1, Table 15a in
the ITU recommendation document ITU-R M.1371-1.
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Ship Static and Voyage Related Data is further background information, if it has been
received - after the primary data, about the selected AIS target. this includes its unique
IMO reference number, ships call sign, type of ship and its cargo, its size (Length, Draught and
Beam), its destination and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and its Electronic Position Fixing
System (EPFS). For a full explanation of all these fields, refer to section 3.3.8.2.3, Table 17 in the
ITU recommendation document ITU-R M.1371-1.
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Aid to Navigation Data. If there is data specific to AIS Aids to Navigation it shows the
type of Aid to Navigation, the status of the light and Racon on the Aid to Navigation, the
health status and whether or not the Aid to Navigation is on position.

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REPLACEMENT OF DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (DAU) FUSES
Fuse Replacement
MONTHLY TASKS
Data Acquisition Unit Air Filter Clean and Fan Operation Check
Crash Survivable Module Beacon Unit Cleaning
Smiths Group PMC
L3 Communications HVR
Float Free module EPIRP Self-Test
ANNUAL CHECKS
Cleaning of Equipment and Inspection of Earth Bonding
2 YEARLY TASKS
Replace Batteries in Battery Unit
Float Free Module Changing Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU)
6 YEARLY TASKS
Float Free Module - Replacing the Battery
Smiths Group PMC - Beacon Replacement
L3 Communications HVR - Beacon Replacement
THE ERROR LOG
VDR REPORT
Notes on Reviewing the Draft Report

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Data Acquisition Unit: Location of Fuses
Battery Replacement
Smiths Group PMC - Beacon Location
L3 Communications HVR: Beacon Location
L3 Communications HVR02: Beacon Location
Report Generator Opening Dialogue
Data Source Selection Dialogue
Draft Report Dialogue Box
Survey Data Dialogue Box
Report Review Dialogue
Final Report Dialogue Box

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MAINTENANCE
INTRODUCTION
1

Maintenance is limited to the routine maintenance procedures listed in Table 1 and


replacement of fuses located in the Data Acquisition Unit (DAU). The VDR also
generates an error log, this information can be accessed by a service engineer and is useful for
identifying problems on the VDR.
NOTE: The acoustic beacon mounted on the CSM has an in-service life of 6 years, the device is
marked with the expiry date. Before or on this date, the beacon is to be returned to Kelvin
Hughes for onward shipping to the manufacturer for a battery change and overhaul to
guarantee functionality for another six years. The expiry date will be checked at each
annual system verification and a replacement unit fitted if less than a years life is left.
The beacons are manufactured by Dukane Corporation, the Smiths Group PMC uses
Model DK485 and the L3 Communications HVR uses Model DK480.
Table 1 - Routine Maintenance Schedule
UNIT
DAU
CSM
ALL
CSM
ALL
ALL
DAU
CSM

JOB DESCRIPTION
Clean Air Filter and check Fan operation
Beacon Unit - Clean case, switches and end insulators
Clean equipment and check earth bonding
Beacon Unit - Clean case, switches and end insulators.
Check acoustic emission with TS300 Ultrasonic Test Set
Marine and Coastguard Agency Survey and Re-certification
Annual Performance Test (see note below and end of Chapter)
Replace Batteries
Beacon Replacement

TASKED TO
Ships Staff
Ships Staff
Certified Kelvin
Hughes Engineer as
part of annual system
verification

INTERVAL
Monthly
Monthly
Annual
Annual
Annual
Annual
2 Years
6 Years

NOTE: In accordance with Regulation 18 of SOLAS Chapter V, Kelvin Hughes or one of their
agents will need to attend the vessel to carry out an Annual Performance Test on either
the VDR or the S-VDR system.
Regardless of Flag State the Kelvin Hughes Annual Performance Test is carried out in
accordance with the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) tests detailed in their Marine
Guidance Note MGN 272(M).

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REPLACEMENT OF DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (DAU) FUSES
Fuse Replacement
2

The locations of the fuses in the MantaDigital Processor unit are shown in Figure 1. The
fuses vary according to the particular processor unit but all fuse positions are shown in
the figure.
(1)

Ships mains supply. Two fuses on Power Suppply Assembly.


Fuse Anti-Surge 10 A 250 V. Kelvin Hughes Part No. 45-615-162-50.

(2)

+12V supply on FSD-A178 PCB.


Fuse Anti-Surge 3.15 A. Kelvin Hughes Part No. 45-615-161-30.

(3)

+12 V supply on FSD-A202 PCB (VDR and SVDR only).


Fuse Anti-Surge 8 A 250 V. Kelvin Hughes Part No. 45-650-0004-009.

(4)

+12V supply on FSD-A232 PCB (Central alarm unit only).


Fuse Anti-Surge 3.15 A. Kelvin Hughes Part No. 45-615-161-30.

Switch off the power supply to the Processor unit.

Gain access to the fuses, as follows:


(1)

Open the front cover of the Processor unit.

(2)

The mains fuses are located on the powersupply assembly behind the drop down
mounting plate. Release the plate by lift the two, lever fasteners and lowering the
plate forwards, refer to Figure .

(3)

The other fuses are located on the PCB(s) on the front of the mounting plate, see
Figure 1.

(4)

F3 - +24 V DC ships supply. Fuse Anti-Surge 10 A 250 V, 5 x 20 mm.


Kelvin Hughes Part No. 45-650-0004-001.

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COMBINED AUDIO & VIDEO CAPTURE PCB


VDR-A101

RELEASE LEVER

FUSE

RELEASE LEVER
FS1

PL20

SK1

F1
SK2

FS2

CUTAWAY SHOWING
MAINS FUSES ON
POWER SUPPLY PLATE

IC20

IC15

LK1

PL5

PL3

PL4

PL2

PL13

IC55

SERIAL INPUT PCB


FSD-A178

FSD-A202

PL1

PL21

IC13

IC17

T1
PL15

IC9

IC11

FUSE

IC66
PL12

T2

IC10

T4

T3

PL16

PL9

PL6

PL3

PL11

PL8

PL5

PL2

PL10

PL7

PL4

PL1

VDR INTERFACE PCB


FSD-A202

MANTA
SERIAL EXPANSION PCB
FSD-A198
REMOVED FOR CLARITY

PL18

PL8

PL3

PL7
PL2

SK2

SK4

DISPLAY INTERFACE PCB


FSD-A179

PL4

SK5

PL6

DANGER
HIGH
VOLTAGE

PL1

POSITION OF S2 & S3
ON VDR-A101 (HIDDEN)

MAINS CABLE INPUT

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MONTHLY TASKS
Data Acquisition Unit Air Filter Clean and Fan Operation Check
5

Open the front door of the DAU and lift out the fan filter located near the base of the door.
Hoover any dust from the fan filter and replace in the DAU. If the filter cannot be cleaned
satisfactorily a new filter should be fitted.
6

With the door closed, observe the fans which should beblowing air out of the front of the
DAU. If not, then suspect a fan failure, which should be rectified at the earliest
opportunity.
Crash Survivable Module Beacon Unit Cleaning
Smiths Group PMC
7

No cleaning is required for the Smiths Group PMC.

L3 Communications HVR
8

The HVR beacon water switch should be kept clean by wiping with a soft lint-free cloth.
The beacon cradle is positioned on the HVR Bell housing.

The beacon cleaning procedure requires no disassembly and consists only of cleaning the
centre contact of the beacon water switches. Make sure the beacon case and water
switches are free of dirt and/or grease film. If necessary, take the beacon out of the mounting
bracket assembly and wipe clean with a cleaning agent.
10

Clean both switches with a soft cloth and mild detergent, then dry thoroughly with a clean
cloth. Clean the end insulators to prevent leakage currents from occurring across the
switch, as this will affect battery life. The water switches should be cleaned at any time if dirt or
dust becomes apparent.
Float Free Module -EPIRB Self-test
11

The self-test should be performed monthly, but not more frequently. It should be
performed during the first 5 minutes of the hour, to minimize disturbance on the
emergency channel. A Self-test verifies the operation of the EPIRB. The test checks that key
areas, including battery, 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz transmitters and strobe light are functional.
12

Press the TEST button and HOLD IT DOWN until the self-test sequence is completed.
This will take about 8 seconds. While the button is held down and the self-test sequence is
in progress the red indicator light will illuminate.
13

On successful completion of the self-test sequence, the green light will flash 3 times and
the white strobe will flash 3 times. The EPIRB will switch itself off after completing a
self-test, even if the OFF button is still held down.
14

If the self-test fails, repeat it. If the problem persists, check the battery expiry date. Do not
use the EPIRB; return it to a service agent.

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ANNUAL CHECKS
NOTE: These checks must only be undertaken by a suitably qualified service engineer.
The VDR Report which is part of the Annual Performance Test will be found at the end of
this Chapter.
Cleaning of Equipment and Inspection of Earth Bonding
15

Clean the external surfaces of all equipment with a soft lint-free cloth.

16

Check the earth bonding using a suitable multimeter.

2 YEARLY TASKS
Replace Batteries in Battery Unit
NOTE: These checks should be undertaken by a suitably qualified service engineer.
The batteries are classified as dry batteries and may safely be shipped on passenger and cargo
aircraft.
CAUTION
DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT THE BATTERY TERMINALS
DO NOT DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN FIRE
Clean batteries with a soft cloth which has been dampend to avoid generation of
static electricity. Never apply oil, polyvinyl chloride or organic solvents such as
gasoline and paint thinner to the battery otherwise the battery case may be
compromised and acid leakage result.
If acid deposits contact skin, wash immediately with water. If splashed into eyes,
wash with a large amount of water and seek ugrent medical advice.
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To replace the batteries, proceed as follows, refer to Figure 2:


(1)

Ensure the mains power input to the DAU is switched off.

(2)

Remove the cover from the battery unit.

(3)

Note carefully the arrangement of cables to each of the batteries.

(4)

Undo the M5 bolts and nuts securing the cables to each battery terminal. i.e. one
red (+) and one black wire (-) to each battery

(5)

Remove the batteries.

(6)

Replace the two batteries with new batteries, Kelvin Hughes Part no
45-671-0358-001 (12 V 20 Amp hours Sealed Lead Acid Batteries).

(7)

Reattach the cables using the existing M5 bolts and nuts.

(8)

Replace the battery unit cover.

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Figure 2 - Battery Replacement


Float Free Module Changing the Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU)
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The HRU must be changed every two years. The expiry date is marked on the HRU body.
Remove the Capsule from the bracket and place it in a secure dry environment.
WARNING: The EPRIB will activate if its base gets wet. Ensure that it is kept dry.

19

Disassemble the bracket by reversing the assembly instructions in the manufacturer's


handbook. When fitting the replacement HRU, ensure that the expiry date (2 years after
fitting) is marked correctly on the HRU.
20

Replace the HRU by following the assembly instructions in the manufacturer's


handbook.

6 YEARLY TASKS
NOTE: These checks must only be undertaken by a suitably qualified service engineer.
21

For both types of CSM, the beacon, complete with battery should be replaced and
returned to Kelvin Hughes for recertification and maintenance every 6 years. Note that
the beacon must be replaced on or before the expiration date printed on the beacon.

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Float Free Module - Replacing the Battery
22

On a SVDR system, if a float free module is fitted, check the expiry date of its batteries
and if less than 18 months remains, return the unit to your service agent for battery
replacement.
23

The batteries will also require replacement when:


(1)

The EPIRB has been used in an emergency situation or

(2)

A false activation exceeds 2 hours of use.

Smiths Group PMC - Beacon Replacement


24

The beacon should be replaced as shown in Figure 3. The beacon, complete with battery
should be returned to Kelvin Hughes.

VOYAGE DATA
RECORDER
-DO NOT OPENREPORT TO
AUTHORITIES

LOCATION BEACON
(BATTERY INSIDE)

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Figure 3 - Smiths Group PMC - Beacon Location

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L3 Communications HVR - Beacon Replacement
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The beacon should be replaced as shown in Figure 4. The beacon, complete with battery
should be returned to Kelvin Hughes.
LOCATION BEACON
(BATTERY INSIDE)

ACTIVATION SENSOR
(LOCATED AT BOTH
ENDS OF BEACON)

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Figure 4 - L3 Communications HVR00: Beacon Location

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LOCATION BEACON
(BATTERY INSIDE)

ACTIVATION SENSOR
(LOCATED AT BOTH
ENDS OF BEACON)

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Figure 5 - L3 Communications HVR02: Beacon Location


THE ERROR LOG
26

The Error Log can be accessed by connecting a Laptop Computer to the DAU and
reading the log. In order to carry out this procedure the VDR must be stopped.

27

Whenever the VDR detects an error it is logged to the error log. The error log is written to
a simple ASCII file, c:\temp\vdrerror.log. Error reports written to the error log are
normally the result of either configuration or hardware problems. All error reports contain a time
stamp and the name of the application that originated them. The following table is a list of all the
errors that can be reported.

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Table 2 - Error Log
CODE

DESCRIPTION
VDR Logger Errors

E0001

VDRLogger - Configuration registry entry missing. The registry entry that contains the vital configuration
data is missing from the registry. This must be corrected before the installation is complete.

E0002

VDRLogger - Registry entry CSMType is missing or invalid. The registry entry for the type of crash
survivable module that is attached to the VDR is missing. This must be corrected.

E0003

VDRLogger - DiscLoggingPath registry entry missing. The registry entry for the logging path is missing. If
this value is not present the system will trigger this error and then default to logging to C:\temp.

E0004

VDRLogger -Cant locate the PMC driver. The VDR has failed to contact the Smiths Industries Protective
Memory Capsule. This is most likely due to a cabling problem, a power supply problem or the failure of
the PMC itself. An incorrect setting of the CSMType registry entry could also cause this.

E0005

VDRLogger - PMC IPAddress missing from registry. The IPAddress registry setting is missing from the
registry.

E0006

VDRLogger - TempLogPath missing from registry. Defaulting to C:\\PMCLogPath. The registry entry
TempLogPath is missing from the registry. The system has attempted to overcome this by creating a
default path. This must be checked.

E0007

VDRLogger - Failed to copy config file from the temp disc directory. The VDR has been unable to log the
system configuration data to the CSM. This must be corrected. The problem could be caused by any of the
points in E0004.

E0008

VDRLogger - Failed to copy config file from temp disc directory. This is the same as E0007 except that the
transfer to the CSM was initialised correctly but failed to complete.

E0009

VDRLogger - Failed to create config file in temp disc directory. The VDR failed to write to the temporary
disc storage. This is most likely due to problems with the disc drive (lack of disc space, etc).

E0010

VDRLogger - Failed to create temp file for PMC Module. The VDR has failed to write to the temporary
disc storage. This is most likely due to problems with the disc drive (lack of disc space, etc.).

E0011

VDRLogger - Failed to initiate logging to the PMC Module. The VDR has been unable to log data to the
CSM. This must be corrected. The problem could be caused by any of the points in E0004.

E0012

VDRLogger - File Transfer failed (this is followed by a message from the PMC driver). The VDR has
failed to log to the CSM. This must be corrected.

E0013

VDRLogger - Failed to open disc logging file. This could be due to lack of disc space, incorrect setting of
registry entry DiscLogging Path or the removal of the removable disc.

E0014

VDRLogger - (a description of the problem). The VDR has had problems with Windows sockets as
required when logging to an HVR.

E0015

VDRLogger - Failed to open download file. The user has requested data to be downloaded from the CSM,
this has failed while trying to open a file. Could be due to lack of disc space.

E0016

VDRLogger - Failed to open socket for download. Failed to open a read socket to the CSM.

E0017

VDRLogger - The HVR has frozen - Major hardware error. The VDR has detected a major hardware
problem with the HVR capsule. The only solution is to power off the HVR and restart it. If this problem
persists the HVR will need replacing.

E0018

VDRLogger - Unable to load a usable Winsock DLL. The VDR has failed to locate a suitable DLL for
handling communications with the HVR. Ensure that winsock.dll is in the system32 directory.

E0019

VDRLogger - Exception thrown while closing logging file. The system has failed to write some data to a
disc logging file.

E0020

VDRLogger - Exception thrown while logging. The system has detected an error whilst logging & has
attempted to recover.

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Table 2 - Error Log (cont.)
CODE

DESCRIPTION

E0021

VDRLogger - Invalid Security key n in the registry. VDR security registry error. Run VDRSetup to correct
it.

E0022

VDRLogger - Error trying to copy configuration data to the disc logging path. Check the logging path in
VDRSetup.

E0023

Mapped CSM - Failed to copy configuration data to the CSM logging path.

E0024

Mapped CSM - Logging path registry entry missing.

E0025

Mapped CSM - Logging failed, cannot access the CSM logging path.

E0026

Mapped CSM - Failed to open logging file on CSM.

E0027

Mapped CSM - Failed to initiate download.

E0028

Mapped CSM - Download failed, could not open logging file on CSM.

E0029

Mapped CSM - Download failed, could not move to the position in the file to read.

E0030

Previous data . removed to make space for Data Download did not have enough c: drive disk space so
a previous download was deleted.

E0031

Download Aborted. Free disk space less than nn%. Insufficient space on C: drive for a data download.

E0032

VDRLogger Failed normal running check [NN secs] Reports the time since something was logged if more
than 5 seconds.

E0033

VDRLogger.exe is committing suicide! Nothing has been logged for too long so VDRLogger is restarting
itself in an attempt to fix the problem.

E0034

VDRLogger - Save configuration to removable media. The operator has requested that the configuration
should be saved to removable media.

E0035

VDRLogger - Failed to find a removable drive to save configuration to. The operator has requested that the
configuration should be saved to removable media but no removable media can be detected.

E0036

VDRLogger - Failed to create temporary config file. The operator has requested that the configuration
should be saved to removable media but a temporary copy of the configuration could not be created.

E0037

VDRLogger - Failed to save VDRConfiguration.dat data to the removable media. The operator has
requested that the configuration should be saved to removable media but the config file couldn't be saved to
the removable media - It may be write protected or there may be insufficient space available.

E0038

VDRLogger - Failed to save VDRERROR.LOG to the removable media. The operator has requested that
the configuration should be saved to removable media but the error log file couldn 't be saved to the
removable media - It may be write protected or there may be insufficient space available.

E0039

VDRLogger - Eject media: Could not get handle to [path]. Data has been saved to removable media on
operator request but the removable media could not be ejected safely.

E0040

VDRLogger - Eject media: Could not get DOS device name. Data has been saved to removable media on
operator request but the removable media could not be ejected safely.

E0041

VDRLogger - Eject media: Could not get device instance. Data has been saved to removable media on
operator request but the removable media could not be ejected safely.

E0042

VDRLogger - Failed to safely eject the removable media. Data has been saved to removable media on
operator request but the removable media could not be ejected safely.
VDR Control Errors

E0101

VDRControl failed to Create the main timer. This is a major system failure. Ensure that no other
applications are running on the system and that the hardware meets the minimum requirements for a VDR
system.
VDRControl - Crash Module Data Lost. More data has been accumulated than could be logged. Some was
discarded.

E0102

VDRControl - System attempted to execute nnnn more than once. More than one instance of the application
nnnn has attempted to register with VDR Control. Check that registry entry Programs has been set
correctly.

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CODE
E0103

DESCRIPTION
VDRControl - System attempted to execute an invalid application - nnnn. The VDR has been instructed to
start an invalid application. Check that registry entry Programs has been set correctly.
VDR Video Capture Errors

E0201

E201 (a description of the problem). Various Audio or Video capture errors.

E0202

VDRVideoCapture - PNG warning (followed by a PNG warning message). A warning has ben generated by
the PNG sub-system

E0203

VDRVideoCapture - Invalid sample count detected when sampling audio data. The VDR has been
requested to gather a invalid number of samples for audio analysis. Only values that are greater than 7 and
a direct power of 2 (8, 16, 32 etc) are allowed. This is a software error.

E0204

VDRVideoCapture - Microphone test failure. ID = NN (Beep Test Result = XXXXX @ YYYYHz)


A microphone has failed a self-test. The ID of microphone that failed and the result of the test are given.

E0205

VDRVideoCapture - Microphone retest. ID = NN (Beep Test Result = XXXXX @ YYYYHz)


One of the 4 preliminary microphone self-tests failed. The ID of microphone that failed and the result of
the test are given.

E0299

E0299 VDRVideoCapture.exe is committing suicide! If the system detects that no audio data has been
logged for five seconds the VDRVideoCapture.exe application is terminated then restarted in an attempt to
restore logging.
VDR Alarm Handler Errors

E0601

VDRAlarmHandler - Invalid alarm ID in registry. An invalid alarm ID (ALARM_00 etc) has been found in
the Alarms section of the registry.
VDR Display Errors

E0701

E0701 VDRDisplay - Illegal data type configured for nnnn. The named data element was required for
display but an invalid DataType was found in the registry (ECDIS\DynamicData\etc.).

NOTE: The VDR error log is controlled by the CError class as defined in the VDRUtils.

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VDR REPORT
NOTE: This procedure must only be carried out by Kelvin Hughes or their approved
agents as part of the overall annual performance test.
This is a mandatory test required by Regulation 18 of SOLAS Chapter V, and is
carried out in accordance with the Marine Coasguard Agency (MCA) tests detailed in
their Marine Guidance Note MGN 272(M).
28

As part of the Annual Survey, the VDR Report tool can be used to generate a report which
will partially satisfy the requirements of MSC Directive MCA Form MGN 272(M)
(Regulation 18 of SOLAS Chapter V).
29

Start the VDR Report tool by double clicking on the VDR Report desktop icon. The
following dialogue box is displayed.

Figure 6 - Report Generator Opening Dialogue


30

Either select Use Data Direct From Crash Survivable Module to create a report based
on data read directly from the Crash Module or select Use Previously downloaded Data
to create a report based on data which has been downloaded from the Crash Module. This second
option is much quicker.

Figure 7 - Data Source Selection Dialogue

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If the second option is selected, select the folder where the downloaded data is by
clicking the ... button to the right of the folder box and select the folder from the list.
When the data source has been selected, click OK.
32

Logged data from the Crash Survivable Module will now be collected and analyzed. A
Draft Report will be compiled. Depending on the quantity of the data to be analyzed and
whether the report is based on data in the crash module or already downloaded, this can take a
number of hours (2.5 hours for a normal Crash Survivable Module).

Figure 8 - Draft Report Dialogue


33

After the Draft Report has been generated, it may be reviewed as follows. Once reviewed
the same dialogue can, if required, be used to delete the draft report.
(1)

To review the report click Review Draft Report. The first time a Draft Report is
reviewed, the Survey Data dialogue box is displayed.

Figure 9 - Survey Data Dialogue


(2)
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(3)

A Window appears showing the Draft Report and a dialogue box with the
mandatory items to be surveyed.

Figure 10 - Report Review Dialogue

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(4)

Review the report to verify whether each of the survey items have been recorded
successfully and select PASS or FAIL for each item as appropriate. Some items
may not be available on all vessels, these should be marked as N/A if not
installed. Compulsory items cannot be marked N/A, see notes on reviewing the
Draft Report below.

(5)

When the Draft Report review is complete, click Generate Final Report. The
Draft Report is closed and the Final Report is generated and displayed.

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Check the status section of the Final Report then close it by clicking on the X in
the top right hand corner.

Figure 11 - Final Report Dialogue Box


34

At this stage the Draft Report can be reviewed again or the Final Report can be saved and
the VDR Report Generation tool exited.

35

To save the report click Save Final Report & Exit. The report and associated files are
copied to a folder on the hard disk named C:\temp\VDRReport - current time and date
and optionally saved to floppy disk.
Notes on Reviewing the Draft Report

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The report is divided into the following sections:


(1)

System Summary: Contains fixed information about the VDR system.

(2)

Status: (Only in the Final Report). Shows the status of the mandatory survey
items.

(3)

Serial Interfaces: Shows the expected and samples of logged serial message
telegrams for each serial interface.

(4)

Audio: Shows a sample of the received audio data on each microphone or radio
channel, which can be played.

(5)

Video: Shows an animated sample of five consecutive frames of the video data
captured on each video channel, together with their associated time stamps in
order to check compliance with the required 15 sec and maximum recording
interval.

(6)

Reported Messages: Shows any VDR alarm activity or operator generated


events.

(7)

Crash Module: Shows the time span of the logged data on the crash survivable
module including the start of logging and the last record logged in order to check
compliance with the required minimum 12 hours.

(8)

Annual Maintenance: Shows the survey data entered at the start of the report
generation.

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Items Noted: This section indicates any anomalies in the report such as no data
recorded from a specific serial device, which should be investigated before
finalising the report. These are all items that could possibly cause the survey to be
failed.

37

When reviewing the Draft Report check the relevant section of the report for the presence
of valid data, e.g. for the position survey item, find the serial device supplying position
data and verify that a serial message telegram with valid position information is present.

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CONTENTS
Paragraph
1

Page
INTRODUCTION

6.3

TABLES
Table
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - SERIAL INTERFACE CONFIGURATION
LOG & GYRO TYPES
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - RADAR VIDEO INPUT
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - MICROPHONE AUDIO INPUTS
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - VHF AUDIO CONFIGURATION
CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE - CONFIGURATION
VDR CONFIGURATION DETAILS
DATA INTERFACE UNIT - CONFIGURATION
SWITCH INTERFACE UNIT - CONFIGURATION

6.4
6.5
6.7
6.8
6.10
6.11
6.12
6.14
6.15
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CHAPTER 6
SHIP CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
INTRODUCTION
1

The record sheets provided in this chapter are available for recording the status of the
vessel. It is recommended that a record is made of the status of the installation on the

vessel.
2

Copy the sheets as required, mark up and insert at the end of this chapter to act as a record
of the status of the installation. Do not write on the sheets themselves as more than one
copy may be required for the installation (in particular for the Data Interface Unit). And the
records will need updating if the configuration is changed.

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TABLE 1 - SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
EQUIPMENT PHYSICAL INSTALLATION DATA
VESSEL NAME
DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (DAU)
DATA INTERFACE UNIT (DIU)

_________________________
FITTED
QTY FITTED _____________

DAU SERIAL CHANNELS USED FOR DIUs (Channel Nos.)


_________________________
_________________________
MICROPHONES
(State whether FITTED or
NOT FITTED and if FITEED
give LOCATION)

CHANNEL 1A_____________
CHANNEL 1B_____________
CHANNEL 1C_____________
CHANNEL 2A_____________
CHANNEL 2B_____________
CHANNEL 2C_____________
CHANNEL 3A_____________
CHANNEL 3B_____________
CHANNEL 3C_____________
CHANNEL 4A_____________
CHANNEL 4B_____________
CHANNEL 4C_____________

CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE

SMITHS/L3/FLOAT FREE
______________

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (state whether FITTED or NOT FITTED)


Remote Status and Alarm Module
_________________________
DAU Serial Channel Used (Channel No.) ______________________
Flat Panel Display

_________________________

Float Free CSM

_________________________

White Box (Removable Hard Disk)

_________________________

Playback Unit

_________________________

Other (please specify)

_________________________
_________________________
_________________________

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STATUS

The identity of the equipment being monitored,


e.g. GPS, Gyro, DIU.
The status as setup on the Configuration menu.

RS232/RS422/NMEA

These are set up by hardware links.

MICROPHONE VOLTAGE

This is set up by hardware links.

DEVICE NAME

The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
SERIAL
PORT
1

DEVICE NAME

CONFIGURATION

STATUS

RS232/RS422/NMEA (LK1)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/RS422/NMEA (LK2)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK3)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK4)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK5)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

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TABLE 2 - DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - SERIAL INTERFACE CONFIGURATION
SERIAL
PORT
6

DEVICE NAME

CONFIGURATION

STATUS

RS232/NMEA (LK6)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK7)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK8)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

RS232/NMEA (LK9)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

10

RS232/NMEA (LK10)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

11

RS232/NMEA (LK11)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

12

RS232/NMEA (LK12)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

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SERIAL
PORT

DEVICE NAME

13

CONFIGURATION

STATUS

RS232/NMEA (LK13)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

14

RS232/NMEA (LK14)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

15

RS232/NMEA (LK15)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER

16

RS232/NMEA (LK16)
BAUD RATE
PARITY
FRAMING
DECODER
MICROPHONE VOLTAGE

LK17

+12 V/+24 V (DELETE AS


APPROPRIATE)

TABLE 3 - LOG & GYRO TYPES


Log: Pulses per Mile

Gyro type (Synchro or Stepper)

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TABLE 4 - DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - RADAR VIDEO INPUT
If the channel is disabled the remaining fields for that channel should be left blank as the
channel cannot be configured by the installer.
The ADVANCED data should only be filled in if this page is used. Otherwise leave the fields
blank.
NAME

The name of the radar or other equipment, e.g. ECDIS, CCTV, that is
providing the video signal.

The data is to be entered by the installer and is ship specific.


RADAR
CHANNEL 1

FUNCTION

CONFIGURATION

ENABLED/DISABLED
DEVICE TYPE
NAME
VERTICAL

HEIGHT

VERTICAL

OFFSET

VERTICAL

SYNC

HORIZONTAL WIDTH
HORIZONTAL PRF
HORIZONTAL SYNC
SYNC MODE
INTERLACE
ODD FIELD
COMPOSITE VIDEO
CAPTURE IMAGE EVERY

SECONDS

ADVANCED
HORIZONTAL OFFSET
PIXELS PER RASTER
CLOCK PHASE
RED

TOP LEVEL

RED

GAIN

GREEN TOP LEVEL


GREEN GAIN
BLUE

TOP LEVEL

BLUE

GAIN

BLACK

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TABLE 4 - DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - RADAR VIDEO INPUT

CHANNEL 2

ENABLED/DISABLED
DEVICE TYPE
NAME
VERTICAL

HEIGHT

VERTICAL

OFFSET

VERTICAL

SYNC

HORIZONTAL WIDTH
HORIZONTAL PRF
HORIZONTAL SYNC
SYNC MODE
INTERLACE
ODD FIELD
COMPOSITE VIDEO
CAPTURE IMAGE EVERY

SECONDS

ADVANCED
HORIZONTAL OFFSET
PIXELS PER RASTER
CLOCK PHASE
RED

TOP LEVEL

RED

GAIN

GREEN TOP LEVEL


GREEN GAIN
BLUE

TOP LEVEL

BLUE

GAIN

BLACK

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TABLE 5 - DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - MICROPHONE AUDIO INPUTS
If the channel is disabled the remaining fields for that channel should be left blank as the
channel cannot be configured by the installer.
ENABLED/DISABLED

Delete as appropriate.

MICROPHONE LOCATION Where the microphone is located, e.g. Navigator, Conning.


AUDIO LEVEL
As set during Setup
Delete as appropriate.

OFF

The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
CHANNEL ENABLED/
DISABLED
1

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MICROPHONE

MICROPHONE AUDIO LEVEL


LOCATION
(1 TO 63)

OFF

ENABLED/

MICROPHONE A

ON/OFF

DISABLED

MICROPHONE B

ON/OFF

MICROPHONE C

ON/OFF

ENABLED/

MICROPHONE A

ON/OFF

DISABLED

MICROPHONE B

ON/OFF

MICROPHONE C

ON/OFF

ENABLED/

MICROPHONE A

ON/OFF

DISABLED

MICROPHONE B

ON/OFF

MICROPHONE C

ON/OFF

ENABLED/

MICROPHONE A

ON/OFF

DISABLED

MICROPHONE B

ON/OFF

MICROPHONE C

ON/OFF

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TABLE 6 - DATA ACQUISITION UNIT - VHF AUDIO CONFIGURATION
If the channel is disabled the remaining fields for that channel should be left blank as the
channel cannot be configured by the installer.
ENABLED/DISABLED

Delete as appropriate.

DEVICE NAME
AUDIO LEVEL

The identity of the equipment being monitored.


As set during Setup

OFF

Delete as appropriate.

The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
VHF
INPUT
VHF 1

VHF 2

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DEVICE NAME

ENABLED/
RECEIVER/
AUDIO LEVEL
DISABLED TRANSMITTER
(1 TO 63)

OFF

ENABLED/
DISABLED

RECEIVER

ON/OFF

TRANSMITTER

ON/OFF

ENABLED/
DISABLED

RECEIVER

ON/OFF

TRANSMITTER

ON/OFF

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TABLE 7 - CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE - CONFIGURATION
Smiths Group PMC
The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
ITEM

SETTING

VDR CONFIGURATION
IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
DEFAULT GATEWAY
PMC IP ADDRESS AT VDR SETUP PAGE
LOGGING TO DISK (DISK IDENTITY)
PMC IP ADDRESS AT MODIFY NETWORK
CONFIGURATION PAGE
RECEIVE MESSAGE TIMEOUT
INTERFACE BUSY TIMEOUT
NUMBER OF RECEIVE TIMEOUT
RETRIES
TRANSMISSION BLOCK SIZE
FORMAT PMC MEMORY
FILE NAME

FILE SIZE

FILE SPARE

CONFIG
STORAGE
PMC PARTITION DIRECTORY
FILE NAME

FILE SIZE

SPARE

EOFF
SYSLOG
CONFIG
STORAGE

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TABLE 7 - CRASH SURVIVABLE MODULE - CONFIGURATION
L3 Communications HVR
The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
ITEM

SETTING

LOGGING TO DISK
(DISK IDENTITY)
HVR IP ADDRESS
HVR SUBNET MASK
DEFAULT GATEWAY IP
HVR SETUP PASSWORD
SESSION TIME-OUT (SECONDS)
POSITION

DEVICE

STREAM NAME

LOOP ERRORS

TOTAL ERRORS

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

McMurdo Float-Free Module


The data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
ITEM

SETTING

LOGGING TO DISK
(DISK IDENTITY)
FFM IP ADDRESS
FFM SUBNET MASK
DEFAULT GATEWAY IP
MAPPED DRIVE FOLDER
MAPPED DRIVE USERNAME
MAPPED DRIVE PASSWORD

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TABLE 8 - VDR CONFIGURATION DETAILS
The data is to be entered into the table by the installer and is ship specific.
ITEM

DETAILS

IMO VESSEL ID NUMBER


DATE TIME FROM
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE TEST DUE DATE
TYPE APPROVAL AUTHORITY
SOFTWARE VERSION
VESSEL POSITION FROM
VESSEL NAME
VDR SYSTEM

KELVIN HUGHES VDR

NAVIGATION ANTENNA OFFSET


TYPE APPROVAL REFERENCE

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TABLE 9 - DATA INTERFACE UNIT - CONFIGURATION
NOTE: This form should be filled out for each Data Interface Unit supplied with the System.
OUTPUT FORMAT (RS232/NMEA) (set by LK1, SW1-5, -6):
BAUD RATE (set by SW1-1, -2):

_________________
_________________

SERIAL LINK AT DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (1-16):

_________________

NUMBER OF CHANNELS (1 to 16) (set by SW1-3, -4):

_________________

DESCRIPTION

The identity of the equipment being monitored, e.g. GPS, Echo Sounder.

JUMPER SETTINGS:
The following are valid hardware settings for the Input Jumpers for each of the serial ports:
Voltage, Current, Switching
TYPES:
The following are valid types selected from the setup program for each of the serial ports:
None, +/-20 Volts, 0-20 Volts, +/-10 Volts, 0-10 Volts, 4-20 milliAmps,
Contact Closure
NOTE:

Jumper and software settings must be of the same type on a specific


channel, i.e.:
Jumpers set to Voltage for any of the voltage settings in software.
Jumpers set to Current for the current setting in software.
Jumpers set to Switching for the Contact Closure setting in software.

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM:
These are the manually entered settings in the setup program
LOG/GYRO:
The following are valid TYPES for Log/Gyro:
Log/Gyro
Log - Pulse/Shorting/Synchro
Gyro - Synchro/Stepper/Low Ratio
This data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
CHANNEL
1

DESCRIPTION

TYPE

STATUS

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

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CHANNEL
3

DESCRIPTION

TYPE

STATUS

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

10

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

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CHANNEL
11

DESCRIPTION

TYPE

STATUS

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

12

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

13

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

14

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

15

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

16

JUMPER SETTING
TYPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

LOG/GYRO

TYPE
LK2
SW1-7, -8
SW2

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TABLE 10 - SWITCH INTERFACE UNIT - CONFIGURATION
NOTE: This form should be filled out for each Switch Interface Unit supplied with the System.
OUTPUT FORMAT (RS232/NMEA) (set by LK1, SW1-3, -4):
BAUD RATE (set by SW1-1, -2):

_________________
_________________

SERIAL LINK AT DATA ACQUISITION UNIT (1-16)

_________________

DESCRIPTION

The identity of the equipment being monitored, e.g. GPS, Echo Sounder.

LINK SETTINGS:
The following are valid hardware settings for the Input Jumpers for each of the serial ports:
Voltage, Contact Closure
TYPES:
The following are valid types selected from the setup program for each of the serial ports:
Voltage, Contact Closure
NOTE:

Link and software settings must be of the same type on a specific


channel, i.e.:
Links set to Voltage for any of the voltage settings in software.
Links set to Closing Contact for the Contact Closure setting in software.
TB1 corresponds to Bank 1, TB2 to Bank 2, etc.

This data is to be entered in the table by the installer and is ship specific.
CHANNEL
TB1 CHANNEL 1

DESCRIPTION

TYPE

STATUS

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 2

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 3

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 4

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 5

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 6

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 7

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 8

LINK SETTING
TYPE

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TB1 CHANNEL 9

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 10

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 11

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 12

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 13

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 14

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 15

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB1 CHANNEL 16

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 1

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 2

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 3

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 4

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 5

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 6

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 7

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 8

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 9

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 10

LINK SETTING
TYPE

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TB2 CHANNEL 11

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 12

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 13

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 14

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 15

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB2 CHANNEL 16

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 1

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 2

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 3

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 4

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 5

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 6

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 7

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 8

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 9

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 10

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 11

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 12

LINK SETTING
TYPE

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TB3 CHANNEL 13

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 14

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 15

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB3 CHANNEL 16

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 1

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 2

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 3

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 4

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 5

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 6

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 7

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 8

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 9

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 10

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 11

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 12

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 13

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 14

LINK SETTING
TYPE

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TB4 CHANNEL 15

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB4 CHANNEL 16

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 1

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 2

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 3

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 4

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 5

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 6

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 7

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 8

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 9

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 10

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 11

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 12

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 13

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 14

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 15

LINK SETTING
TYPE

TB5 CHANNEL 16

LINK SETTING
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1

In addition to the optional white box there is a procedure in place for accident
investigators to examine the recorded data.

To enable accident investigators to make effective use of voyage data immediately after
an incident, provision has been made to download and copy the stored data from the
VDR to a Laptop computer, from where it can be replayed using the KH VDR Replay software.
To do this, instructions are located on the inside of the front door of the DAU N.B. these are for
the exclusive use of accident investigation authorities.
3

The instructions are repeated here: If the VDR is not running, turn it on.
Download Crash Module Data
(1)

Initiate a data download from the Crash module: On the front of the DAU,
repeatedly press the MODE button until the display changes to BACKUP
LOGGED DATA. Press the UP (YES) button to start the process. Note that this
could take up to 2 hours to complete. Progress is indicated on the display.

Connect Laptop to DAU


(2)

Connect a laptop computer (running windows 2000 or XP) to the DAU using a
crossed-over CAT5 patch cable into the spare Ethernet interface port located
within the DAU. If fitted, use the spare ethernet port created by the USB to RJ45
adaptor connected to the motherboard.
The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) settings of the laptop network adaptor must be
set as below. Before changing settings, make a note of the current settings for
future use. If you need further instructions on how to change the settings, contact
your IT department.

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Install the VDR Replay Software on the Laptop
(3)

Open Windows Explorer.


From the Tools menu, select Map Network Drive
Enter the path \\VDR\VDR Replay
Un tick reconnect at logon
Click connect using a different user name
Enter the user name: Administrator
enter the Password: KHENG
Click OK
Click Finish

(4)

Explore the mapped drive and double click Install.bat to install the Kelvin
Hughes VDR Replay software. Note that the file may be shown as Install if file
extensions are turned off.

(5)

Note that, Install.bat also copies the PDF handbook to the installation folder.

(6)

From Windows Explorer, Disconnect the mapped drive.

Copy the Downloaded Data to the Laptop


(7)

Map another mapped drive to \\VDR\VDR Downloads


Un tick reconnect at logon
Click connect using a different user name
Enter the user name: Administrator
enter the Password: KHENG
Click OK
Click Finish

(8)

Explore the newly mapped drive. One or more downloaded data set files will be
there, each shown with the date and time of the download.

(9)

Copy the desired download folder (s) to the Laptop.

(10)

From Windows Explorer, Disconnect the mapped drive.

(11)

Disconnect the interface cable.

Analyse the Data


(12)

On the Laptop, run the Kelvin Hughes VDR Replay programme and load the
*.DAT file copied in step 9 above as described in the on board VDR manual or in
the PDF version of the manual recently copied to the Laptop.

(13)

To enable the laptop to reconnect to its home network, return the laptop network
adaptor to the original settings noted in paragraph 3 (2) above.

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