Berkin Engineering continues to contribute to Turkey’s naval platform projects with indigenous solutions. Having previously provided indigenous systems and integration-engineering services to the Logistic Support Ship project for the Turkish Naval Forces and Qatar Naval Academy Ships project, Berkin Engineering has now completed the delivery of the Naval Data Distribution System and its related subsystems in the Emergency Response and Diving Training Boat (ACMB) project.
Berkin Engineering’s electronics sub-system family comprises innovative and cost-effective solutions for naval platforms. The company participated in the ACMB project, supplying various members of this family, including Naval Data Distribution Systems, Programmable Multi-Function Display Units, NMEA Splitters and Serial Converters, and has adapted these products to the specific needs of the project, integrating them with the other subsystems. The company has to date delivered two Naval Data Distribution Systems and six Programmable Multi-Function Display Units, and all the related NMEA Splitters and Serial Converters.
Among the features of the Naval Data Distribution System, which has been adapted and produced for the ACMB project, are; near real-time transmission speed, port configuration on the menu (including the type of the connected device, the collected data, the selection of the output port, the configuration of the data to be transmitted, etc.); multiple backup processors and increased redundancy.
This Berkin Engineering solution includes also new technologies in terms of software and hardware for which the company has made two patent applications.
The Programmable Multi-Function Display Units stand out among similar products on the market with their customisable user interface featuring drag-and-drop, night mode display, as well as other customisable features.
For the integration of the Naval Data Distribution System and Programmable Multi-Function Display Units into the boats, the following works have been carried out:
- The units were integrated with such navigation systems as the gyro, EM-LOG, differential global positioning system (DGPS), navigation radar, echo-sounder, automatic identification system, NAVTEX, VHF-IMM, VHF TRX Radio and meteorology sensors.
- They have also been integrated with the integrated communication and alarm announce systems, the entertainment and training system, the emergency signal and warning systems, the Acoustic Detection and Tracking System (ADMS) and the UW telephone systems.
Berkin Engineering has also completed the EMI/EMC measurement for all provided systems and finished the installation and cable finalisation, including the antennas. The installation and integration works were completed within a month, ahead of schedule. The products developed for the project have simultaneously been improved in line with the requirements of the end users.
The ML-1, ML-2 and ML-3 training related to the integrated systems were completed alongside the acceptance tests. The operators of the vessels were constantly kept updated, and their requests and feedback were taken into account in the design development.
The Factory, Harbour and Sea acceptance tests of all systems under the responsibility of Berkin Engineering have been completed successfully.
Project Opens Doors for Exports
Commenting on the achievements of the project, Yücel Atalay, Managing Director at Berkin Engineering, said: “Showing its unique qualities in the field of engineering with this project, Berkin Engineering has successfully completed the development and integration of the Naval Data Distribution Systems and a number of complex subsystems, all of which are products of our advanced technology and domestic engineering works. When we look back, we can see that the ACMB project was of great importance for us, allowing us to prove our competence and to demonstrate our capabilities. Thanks to this reference project, we have been able to export our products to two different countries.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Erhan Akdeniz, Şahin Karabel, Ender Akbulut and Koray Topaloğlu at DESAN Shipyard, who were involved in the management of the project, and to all those who supported us throughout the project.”