Raytheon Anschutz Digital Repeater, type: 133-811 NG 010 E02
Anschutz digital Repeater Compass is designed to indicate the ship’s heading referring to north, which has been ascertained by the Gyro/Magnetic compass (GPS/SAT for development status E02). The heading is read off at a 7-segment LCD display (luminous numerals). The Gyro (GPS/SAT development status E02) heading is shown in degrees and decimal degrees. The decimal digit is made smaller to prevent erroneous reading.
Heading changes are indicated by a tendency indicator. Depending on the speed of the heading change, a ring consisting of bi-colour LCDs indicate a turn to starboard by green light and a turn to backboard by red light. The R.o.T. in the LED ring is proportional to the ship’s R.o.T.
Further characteristics of the Digital Repeater Compass:
- Recognition of a RS 422 interface acc. to NMEA and therefore automatic change- over of the operation mode when heading serial is detected.
- Synchronisation unnecessary because transmission of absolute values