PCVM Radar Display Emulator
PCVM is a Windows-based application which emulates Northrup Grumman's VisionMaster FTTM display on a PC monitor. It is a powerful training tool used to familiarize a student with the use of a real ARPA radar for ship navigation. The radar image incorporates realistic simulation of landmass, moving targets, precipitation returns, sea clutter and other effects seen on a real radar. The software features include full ARPA functionality, radar video controls, dual EBL & VRM, multiple presentation modes, graphics capabilities, AIS functionality, and range scaling. For ARPA support, PCVM provides target acquisition & tracking, leading vectors & history trails, and trial maneuvers. Target track data output via a serial port or network connection in NMEA-0183 format is supported for integration with an ECS or ECDIS system.
Additionally, some of the features that are specific to the PCVM are the emulations of the conning windows to more accurately represent the real unit as well as the Man Overboard window functionality.
(VisionMaster FT is a trademarked to Northrup Grumman Corporation)
PCVM Radar Emulation
PCVM Conning Window
Man Overboard Alarm Panel