What are advantages of SMIDS (Ships movement information & display system) over Standard Doppler?

  • It is unaffected by rolling and pitching of the ship.
  • It is unaffected by the water turbulence caused when the propellers are going astern in shallow waters near the jetty or the docks.
  • No need to breach the vessel’s watertight or gas tight integrity with hull openings.
  • The system can be fitted and maintained alongside itself with no need for docking.
  • Ideal for fitment on dredgers and tankers where current log do not work properly because of turbulence.