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Workers use sat-nav to to move around new aircraft carrier

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Workers use sat-nav to to move around new aircraft carrier Reply with quote

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The new aircraft carrier being built in Rosyth is so large that workers were getting lost inside it.

So BAE Systems spent 50k on a navigation system that allowed workers to navigate the interior of the ship which has 3000 compartments spread across 12 decks.

The steel construction meant a normal sat-nab would never work so the solution was QR codes posted throughout the interior. Workers were given an app that could scan the code and show them where they were and how to get to where they needed to be.

BAE have calculated the solution has saved them over 1m in lost time acquainting new workers with the layout.

The Queen will name the first carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on 4th July.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But surely not really sat nav. Sounds more like mobile phone technology.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And one day they will,we hope,have aircraft that will be able to use the carrier too :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the term "satnav" is becoming like "hoover" and "pyrex". In that it refers to any type of navigation system (or vacuum cleaner or glassware).

You could probably argue that, at many times, google maps on a smartphone isn't a satnav - if there's no signal and it's working on cell-triangulation or wifi positioning. But it's a navigation system so gets called a "satnav" - no matter how incorrect the term.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, it's used as a generic term to convey 'navigation' these days. What is more surprising is that a solution using QR codes cost 50k! Hardly cutting edge.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cost is probably in the mapping of the ship and converting it to an app that will run on whichever device they have chosen
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything supplied to the armed forces is heavily loaded and software solutions are a great source of income because the armed forces rely on contractors like HP who will charge 600 an hour for consultations.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Lost in ship? Reply with quote

You wonder how they coped in the 'old days' when we built even bigger ships? Maybe they just used the compartment location system that the Royal Navy have always used, and perhaps a map!
I suppose we shouldn't deny the advantages of modern technology.
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