Rutter sigma S6 Ice Detection and Monitoring System
The Sigma S6 Ice NavigatorTM provides unsurpassed imaging of sea ice conditions in the vicinity of a vessel, greatly enhancing the ability to navigate efficiently and safely 24-hours-a-day irrespective of weather conditions.
A sigma S6 Ice Navigator screen capture
the display and incorporating FLIR
A sigma S6 Ice Navigator screen capture
pack ice and pressure ridges.
Small target detection of small icebergs,
bergy bits, & growlers in a 360 degree
circle around the vessel.
Functional in all light
Integrates motion compensation from the
vessel's GPS and Gyro.
Has a functional range of 7 to 9 nautical
miles around the vessel.
Works across a range of existing radars in
long-pulse mode without affecting navigational
Unsurpassed clarity and detail.
potential for costly collision damage.
voyage time and improves fuel consumption.
risk of requiring costly outside assistance.
High Definition Imaging in Both Open Water and in Ice
High resolution image processing provides high definition ice imaging, leading to superior detection and tracking. The sigma S6 user-interface provides adjustments to radar tuning to further customize the on-screen image. Following are several images of the output display, The first row shows a regular radar image compared to the high definition display of the Rutter system. The second row shows the detail possible using the Rutter sigma S6 Ice Navigator.
|Regular radar display||High Resolution Rutter display|
|High Resolution Display showing details not visible on regular radar displays|
AIS Overlay with Class A and B Targets
Class A and B AIS target overlay options are available with full information, radar tracks and target association display. The addition of Class B targets enables the monitoring of transponders attached to ice threats and the verification of smaller vessels operating in the area.
Track Multiple Targets
The sigma S6 Ice NavigatorTM advanced target tracker can monitor and track up to 300 targets simultaneously, ensuring the operator has complete awareness of al activity and targets within range of the radar.
Multiple Client Options
The sigma S6 remote client feature allows numerous remote clients to view the master system. The sigma S6 SeaBridge option is a low bandwidth solution facilitating information sharing between a remote radar location and multiple networked clients viewing the Ice NavigatorTM display.
Integration and control of IR cameras is facilitated through Rutter's SeaView interface. Features include the ability to support multiple cameras, intelligent selection of a best camera for specific targets, and automatic slewing to ice targets entering a guard zone. These features support quick decision making in addressing potential threats and possible interruptions to operations.
Performance Comparison to Conventional X-Band Radar
|Comparison of Hazardous Ice Detection Ability|
|Type of Ice||
X-Band Radar only
|Bergy Bit||1 to 5 metres||0.5 to 1 nautical mile||>4 nautical miles|
|Growler||<1 metres||<0.5 nautical mile||>2 nautical miles|
Practical and Versatile Solutions
Rutter sigma S6 technology connects to most commercially available marine radars, enabling customers to extract additional value and effectiveness from their existing radars. Should it be required, Rutter provides the option of supplying a dedicated high performance radar as an input sensor. As with all Rutter sigma S6 product lines Ice NavigatorTM can be combined with any of our other systems to meet your needs:
- sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance
- sigma S6 SeaFusion Integration
- sigma S6 Oil Spill Detection and Management
- sigma S6 WaMoS II Wave and Current Monitoring System
RUTTER sigma S6 Ice NavigatorTM
Ice Detection and Navigation System
|Screen Capture and Video Recording||•|
|Tracking Software (Small Targets)||300|
|Multiple Remote Clients||•|
Cursor Serial Port Output
(Used for IR Camera Input)
TTM NMEA Serial Port Outputs
(For IR Camera and ECDIS Inputs)
|Raw Data Recording||•|
Low Bandwidth Communication Link
|SeaFusion-Multiple Radar- Single Display||•|
Note: All models accept standard serial/network inputs from navigational instruments (NMEA 0183) including AIS, anemometer, echo sounder, speed log, GPS, and gyrocompass
Information about acquiring the sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ system, end user training, product support, product combinations, performance modeling, product references, and reliability measures can be provided by contacting:
John Edwards, President, Sea-Image Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-216-2478.