DriX Supervisor

The Official Training

Hundreds of lessons in rich content format to make you explore all there is to know about DriX.

Followed by 6 days of instructor-led hands-on training.
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How it works

  • Onboarding

    You sign up, we verify your project, credentials and, if applicable, the course pre-payment. You will need to sign an NDA. When the process is complete this course is assigned to you and you will be notified via email.

  • Theory

    You will start learning the theory of the course on this e-learning platform, on your own time, prior to beginning the practical training sessions.

  • Practice

    When a small group of participants is formed, a practical session is scheduled. The instructor and the participants will work together for 6 days of intensive hands-on training.

Theory

  • 1

    0 - Introduction

    • Welcome message from the instructor

    • How to use this e-learning platform

    • Course objectives, learning outcomes, skills pre-requisites and evaluation criteria

    • Plan of activities for the practice course

    • Pre-course survey

  • 2

    1 - DriX General Presentation

    • iX kind of magic

    • Vessel characteristics

    • General arrangement

    • The internal compartments

    • Video Tour of DriX

    • Structural design and material - Video

    • Overview of DriX operations

    • Levels of control and Operators' Roles

    • CortiX software - Overview

    • Introduction to PLC

    • The DriX Network

    • Transport and communication protocols used in the DriX

    • DriX Deployment System (DDS)

    • Universal Deployment System (UDS)

    • Test on DriX general presentation - Quiz 1

  • 3

    2 - Telecommunications Equipment

    • Objectives and limitations of radio devices

    • Radio Equipment Overview

    • Radio systems within LoS

    • Radio Systems for OTH

    • VHF Radio systems

    • GNSS for DriX and DDS

    • Important services to set up before a mission

    • Test on Comm.s - Quiz 2

  • 4

    3 - Cameras and Lidar

    • Cameras and OAS sensors - Overview

    • Lidar & Radar

    • OAS IR Camera

    • All-around & Underwater Cameras

    • Internal Cameras

    • Cameras in action

    • Cameras - Disposition and troubleshooting

    • Test on Cameras and Lidar - Quiz 3

  • 5

    4 - Internal Sensors

    • Overview of internal sensors

    • Internal compartment sensors

    • Engine telemetry

    • Keel positions sensors

    • Voltage and Current sensors

    • DDS sensors

    • UDS sensors

    • Test on internal sensors - Quiz 4

  • 6

    5 - Actuators

    • Overview of Actuators

    • Power Control

    • Propulsion

    • Steering and trim stabilisation

    • Lights and sound signalling devices

    • Safety equipment

    • Firefighting system

    • Moisture control and air circulation

    • Keel-lifting system

    • DDS actuators

    • UDS Actuators

    • Tips for using the SVP Winch

    • Test on Actuators - Quiz 5

  • 7

    6 - Survey equipment and payload integration

    • Main Benefits

    • The Gondola

    • Cables and devices arrangement

    • SW and HW to acquire data

    • Importing SVP into SIS

    • Maintenance for the gondola parts

    • Video Example - Payload integration - R2S 2024

    • How Multilogger works

    • Test on Survey - Quiz 6

  • 8

    7 - Remote Control

    • How to use the Remote Control

    • UDS remote control

    • Test on Remote Control - Quiz 7

  • 9

    8 - PLC

    • Over view of PLC main functions

    • Engine Start Control

    • Reverser and Trolling Valve control

    • RPM Control

    • Rudder Control

    • Light signalling

    • Foghorn signals

    • Ventilation control

    • Moisture control

    • Keel Control

    • Firefighting system control

    • Emergency Shutdown

    • Test on PLC - Quiz 8

  • 10

    9 - Electrical Architecture

    • Electrical Layout - Overview

    • Overview of the internal arrangement of elec. components

    • Power System

    • Wiring for the power cabinet

    • Alternators

    • Engine Cabinet

    • Rear Cabinet Overview

    • Rear Cabinet - Section 1 (Incl. wiring)

    • Rear Cabinet -Section 2

    • Navigation Block - overview

    • Navigation block - Wiring

    • Survey block - Overview

    • Survey block - wiring

    • Other circuits - Wiring

    • Wiring of the Mast

    • UI for electrical distribution

    • DDS Electrical distribution - Overview

    • Summary: electrical power system

    • Summary: electrical distribution system

    • Summary: Smart Electrical Switches (SES) - Electronic Breakers

    • Low Power Mode

    • Tightening Torque Verification for the electrical equipment

    • Test on Electrical Architecture - Quiz 9

  • 11

    10 - Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

    • 1. HMI main panel - Overview

    • 2. HMI functionalities - Overview

    • 3. Diagnostics

    • 4. Mission Planning

    • 5. DriX Configuration

    • 6. Mission Playing

    • 7. Following mobiles and DDS docking

    • 9. HMI - Multi DriX

    • 10. HM I Echo-Sounder Layers Management

    • 11. Survey Page - SVP casting

    • 12. Virtual Remote Control & Keel Control

    • 13. Displaying background maps on HMI

    • 14. DDS Monitor

    • 15. Quick tour of some User Interfaces commonly used

    • Rosbags files - Visualisation and debugging - Foxglove -Part 1

    • Rosbags files- Using Foxglove - Part 2

    • Test on HMI - Quiz 10

  • 12

    11 - Operations within Line of Sight (LoS)

    • Pre-start checks

    • Hoisting DriX

    • DDS/UDS deployment -Single lifting point

    • Launch and recovery using a Davit - 2 lifting points

    • INS initialisation and alignment

    • Obstacles Avoidance System (OAS) - Lidar

    • OAS Principles

    • Automatic Docking - DDS on tow

    • Autodocking - GPS vs Lidar localisation

    • DDS docking - GNSS, INS and HMI settings

    • Following the mother boat and hovering

    • Emergency recovery

    • Emergency recovery with DDS

    • Practical recommendations for vessel handling during a mission

    • Tips on Remote Control usage

    • Test on Operations within Line of Sight (LoS) - Quiz 11

  • 13

    12 - Operations Over The Horizon (OTH)

    • Introduction

    • Operations Modes - LoS vs. OTH

    • Network architecture for operations OTH

    • Cybersecurity

    • ROC HMI User set-up

    • OTH Planning - The zone of operation

    • Settings, checks and procedure for operations OTH

    • Dealing with Latency

    • Limitations of AIS

    • Operational limitations

  • 14

    14 - The Diesel engine

    • Overview and Characteristics

    • Tour of the main parts

    • Fuel Piping & Injection

    • Cooling System

    • Transmission System

    • Engine Alignment

    • Test of the Engine - Quiz 13

  • 15

    14 - Preventive Maintenance

    • Maintenance schedule and tasks

    • Engine Maintenance

    • Tips about the maintenance of the engine

    • Replacing the propeller-shaft seal

    • Water-tight seals on the deck

    • Pumps, filters and water flow systems

    • How to look after some key actuators

    • Other key mechanical parts

    • Long-term storage

    • Test on Preventive Maintenance - Quiz 14

  • 16

    15 - Mobilisation, Container packing and transport

    • Container Packing - Prerequisites

    • Prop - Installation and removal

    • Rudder - Installation and removal

    • Deck preparation before containerisation

    • Top of the mast - Installation and removal

    • Connecting the mast

    • Connecting the cables from the Mast to the equipment

    • VesseLINK antenna set up

    • Transport on Trailer

    • Container packing with UDS

    • Test on Containerisation & Transport - Quiz 16

  • 17

    16 - Materials and Composite Repairs

    • Damage assessment and diagnosis

    • Composite repairs

    • Changing the Crash Box

    • Test on material and composite repairs - Quiz 16

  • 18

    Final Test

    • Final Theory Exam

  • 19

    Taking the next steps

    • Be ready for the practical sessions

    • Logistical details

    • DriX User Manual - Version Jan 2022

    • Tools inventory list

    • Pre-sail check lists

    • Diesel engine specs and user manual

    • Maintenance check list

    • Before you go...

Practice

Practical sessions last 6 days

After completing the theory modules online, during 6 intensive days, instructor-led hands-on training will cover all practical aspects of:

Piloting at sea (manual piloting and auto-piloting + Exam)

During these days participants will also learn via hands-on training:
- DriX Deployment
- Commissioning
- Payload Integration
- Electric circuitry
- Software
- Maintenance
- The diesel engine
- Diagnosis

Practice sessions are either run on exail premises or, if a client has their own DriX, on client’s premises. If you already have an account please do sign in below.

Participants' Reviews

5 star rating

Very detailed and complete course

Renato Moraes

The course is very well built to teach you all the general and specific aspects of DriX. Totally worth it and I feel like I am prepared to do the practical p...

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The course is very well built to teach you all the general and specific aspects of DriX. Totally worth it and I feel like I am prepared to do the practical part of the course now.

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NOAA Gallagher

michael gallagher

The online training was very good prep for the in-person training. It is about the right length and level of detail. It ensures the student is ready for in...

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The online training was very good prep for the in-person training. It is about the right length and level of detail. It ensures the student is ready for in-person training, but it doesn't overload the student with too much detail, which is best focused on during the in-person training.

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William Dann

Extremely well presented

Extremely well presented

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Simon Peter Macaulay

Course gave a very good combination of text, video and diagrams to cover all the key elements of the DriX system. The frequent quiz questions were useful in ...

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Course gave a very good combination of text, video and diagrams to cover all the key elements of the DriX system. The frequent quiz questions were useful in focusing the learner on the key areas.

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Excellent course

David Rennie

Comprehensive, well structured and clearly explained content.

Comprehensive, well structured and clearly explained content.

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DMITRIJS STOLAROVS

Very good and useful online course! User friendly. Very easy to navigate.

Very good and useful online course! User friendly. Very easy to navigate.

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Matt Mooney

The class was very informative and I look forward to the hands on portion of the class.

The class was very informative and I look forward to the hands on portion of the class.

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