The CAT ROT is a small and compact pilot unit primarily designed to connect to a ship's AIS pilot plug and transmit data via Wi-Fi to the Pilot’s tablet/notebook.
AIS is primarily intended for information, but not navigation. The AIS data format available from the pilot plug does not provide sufficient resolution in heading, nor in a rate of turn. These parameters are, however, vital from a navigational perspective. In particular, if quality predictions are of the essence.
The CAT ROT is designed to overcome the shortcomings of the AIS pilot plug data format by generating an accurate real-time rate of turn and providing the missing decimal readings to the heading data via an integrated rate sensor, intelligent processing and advanced Kalman filter integrated into the unit.
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Decimal degree on heading, 0.1 deg
Reliable, real time ROT, <0.5 deg/min
Reduced weight (330g)
Pocket size (138 x 100 x 25 mm)
Low power consumption
Charge during operation
Extended battery capacity 18 hours
Autopolarity conversion (APC)
Access point functionality (Infrastructure W LAN)
WIFI connection to pilot tablet / notebook
Integration to separate speed and positioning unit (CAT I)
Optional built in GPS w SBAS (EGNOS, WAAS, MSAS)
Options and Accessories
Several accessories for the SafePilot PPU's are available. PPU charger set AIS connection cable
For use in basic pilotage operations requiring reliable, real-time ROT (Rate of Turn)