R/V TIGLAX ELECTRONICS DESIGN STUDY
Art Anderson provided naval architecture and marine engineering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s R/V Tiglax. The vessel was scheduled for the mid-life upgrades to extend the useful life of the vessel. Technical support was completed to evaluate all Navigation, Communication and Control systems aboard the R/V Tiglax. Art Anderson conducted a site visit to view the vessel systems to be evaluated, interviewed crew and staff, and determined operating needs for the future.
Original ship electrical/electronic specifications were updated. Systems evaluated included: electrical and non-electrical navigation aids, navigational lighting, announcing systems, alarm systems, radio communications, sonars, transducers and indicating, ordering, and metering systems. Art Anderson provided updated CAD Bridge and Antenna arrangement drawings, an equipment options spreadsheet and a Design Study Report providing the basis for a contract to install all or portions of the Communications and Controls systems.
Our client was looking at incorporating new equipment alongside the older equipment. There were many options for the new equipment. Our team presented the options to the client for selections and determined the best way to integrate the chosen equipment. The selection of the new equipment was a challenge for the client because they had to determine the future of the vessel and what type of equipment would be best for future missions.