DOCKING SYSTEMS
SMIDS - Ships Movement Information Display Systems
SMIDS – Who needs it?
Ship's Captains
Pilots
Jetty Marine Superintendents
Tug Masters
Dredger Operators
Deck Hands & Shore Crew
→  Safe and accurate control and navigation of ship
→  Increased control of operations
→  Safe operations onto dock or ramp
→  Back up for all tug operations
→  Accurate control and positioning
→  Fully informed of ship’s movements in numerical readout 

SMIDS operations include:
DOCKING • SAFE PASSAGE IN CANALS & CONFINED WATERS • BUNKERING • DREDGING • 
TUG OPERATIONS • HOLDING STATION • ANCHOR WATCH • SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFERS • PILOTAGE.

AMI KW-919 SMIDS
Navigating or manoeuvring in strong winds or currents and in confined waters requires great skill and places severe demands 
on masters and pilots. Reliable and accurate information on ship movement is essential to maximise safety, reduce the risk  
of structural damage to ship and shore infrastructure and minimise the threat of accidental pollution. Highly sensitive, and 
accurate to 0.01knots, SMIDS will detect and display vessel movement instantly – often before it is visibly apparent – ensuring 
vessel movement is precisely controlled and corrective action can be taken at the earliest opportunity. It is the perfect 
solution for large vessels, those where bridge visibility is restricted, lightering, dredging and for ships that frequently 
manoeuvre without tugs in adverse conditions.
     AMI KW900      
KW900  
Satellite Antenna (Bow and Stern)
The KW900 Antenna is robust and sturdy and specially designed to work with SMIDS. 
It provides an optimum reception allowing SMIDS to be the most accurate speed and 
distance measuring device on display system on the market.
    AMI KW990   
KW990
The Main Electronic Unit
The SMIDS MEU combines the raw GPS/GLONASS receiver data and the Gyro heading data. 
This is distributed to the various displays with outputs available for connections 
to external equipment, i.e. VDR/SVDR, Radar, etc. 

AMI KW991HR

 

 

KW991-HR
Heading Tape Display
Inputs ship’s gyro heading from a Stepper or Synchro signal. This information is
converted to NMEA $HEHDT for distribution to the SMIDS system.
This unit displays: -
Tape +/- 15 degrees Heading
Tape +/-12.5 degrees Heading
Large digital numerals Heading
Rate Of Turn display
Off Course Alarm 

AMI KW991ND

 

 

KW991-ND
Navigator’s Display
This display gives an accurate indication on the movement and direction of the vessel. 
• Satellites status, number of satellites, and signal strengths
• Bow and stern dual axis ground speeds
• Distance run in the direction of the bow
• Facility to reset distance and distance at last hour
• GPS Position, UTC time, COG and SOG
• Dual axis speed through water (Option requires NMEA speed log input)
      AMI KW991SD           
KW991-SD
Heads Up Display
The Heads Up Display shows Bow and Stern ground speeds in combination with heading
from the ship’s gyro. Using the optional protective enclosures these units can be installed 
externally on the bridge wings. 
    AMI KW993     
KW993
GRACIE (Bow and Stern)
“GRACIE” is the acronym for GPS Regulator and Control Interface Equipment.
Installed at the Bow and Stern of the vessel this unit receives a signal from the antenna 
and sends the raw GPS/GLONASS data to the MEU.
Navigaion Dispay
GPS/GLONASS info Display
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Navigaion Dispay
Position & Status Display
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Navigaion Dispay
Bow and Stern Ground Movement Display                AMI KW919 pic3
Navigaion Dispay
Dual Axis Water Movement Display                            
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Navigaion Dispay
Heads Up Display
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Heading Repeater
Start up Screen / 30 Degree display
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Heading Repeater
25 Degree display
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Heading Repeater
Rate of Turn Display
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Heading Repeater 
Large Numeric Display
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Heading Repeater
Rate of Turn Display
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SMIDS Advantages
Accurate to +/- 0.01 kts equivalent to 0.5cm/sec 
Operational in all weather/water conditions
Accurate navigation positioning
No dry docking to fit - no down time
No shore base required
Numerical readout: no language barriers
SMIDS  Benefits
Holding station & anchor watch 
Repeaters available for wider operations
Instant readout for effects of windage and drift
Fully type approved to IEC 61023 and SOLAS V/19 2.9.2 for vessels over 50,000gt

pdf button AMI KW-919 SMIDS Datasheet