DriX Supervisor

iXblue 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

    • Let's get started - Objectives, learning process and evaluation criteria

    • Theory modules covered in this course

    • Scope and agenda of the practical sessions

    • Practice Agenda - Notes

    • Pre-course survey

  • 2

    1 - DriX General Presentation

    • Vessel characteristics

    • General arrangement

    • The internal compartments

    • Video Tour of DriX

    • Structural design and materials

    • DriX-specific concepts

    • Universal Deployment System (UDS)

    • Structural design and material - Video

    • Key performance factors

    • iX kind of magic

    • Test on DriX general presentation - Quiz 1

  • 3

    2 - Telecommunications Equipment

    • Radio Equipment

    • Radio Equipment - disposition and troubleshooting

    • Latest developments on the DDS

    • 4G-LTE Hub and VesseLINK comm.s for Remote Control Centre

    • Important services to set up before a mission

    • Test on Comm.s - Quiz 2

  • 4

    3 - Cameras and Lidar

    • Cameras and sensors for the external environment

    • Cameras - Disposition and troubleshooting

    • Cameras in action

    • Test on Cameras and Lidar - Quiz 3

  • 5

    4 - Internal Sensors

    • Internal sensors

    • UDS sensors

    • Test on internal sensors - Quiz 4

  • 6

    5 - Actuators

    • Actuators

    • UDS Actuators

    • SVP Winch

    • 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

    • Equipment Configuration

    • SW and HW to acquire data

    • Sending Waypoints from Qinsy

    • Maintenance for the gondola parts

    • Video Example - Payload integration - R2S 2024

    • How Multilogger works

    • DriX lever arms reference system

    • Test on Survey - Quiz 6

  • 8

    7 - Remote Control

    • Video explanation of the remote control

    • The main panel

    • Important operational aspects

    • UDS remote control

    • UDS remote control - main panel

    • Test on Remote Control - Quiz 7

  • 9

    8 - PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)

    • The Importance of understanding the PLC logic and principles

    • Rudder & Keel Control

    • Light and fog horn emergency signals

    • Keeping the humidity low

    • Engine start procedure

    • Speed Control

    • Emergency and security procedures

    • Firefighting system

    • Test on PLC - Quiz 8

  • 10

    9 - Electrical Architecture

    • Electrical Layout - Overview

    • Alternators

    • Power Cabinet

    • Wiring for the power cabinet

    • Engine Cabinet

    • Rear Cabinet Overview

    • Rear Cabinet - Section 1 (Incl. wiring)

    • Rear Cabinet -Section 2

    • Survey block (Incl. wiring)

    • Navigation Block

    • Navigation block - Wiring - Part 1 of 2

    • Navigation block - Wiring - Part 2 of 2

    • Wiring of the mast

    • Overview of the internal arrangement of elec. components

    • UI for electrical distribution and battery monitors

    • DDS Electrical distribution - Overview

    • Test on Electrical Architecture - Quiz 9

  • 11

    10 - Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

    • Introduction

    • The DriX Network (Overview, Components and Principles)

    • DriX Network Specifications

    • DriX Network IP address

    • RoboBox - Admin UI

    • 1. Overview and Set up

    • 2. Mission Planning

    • 3. Starting a Mission

    • 4. Following mobiles and DDS docking

    • 5 - HMI Survey Zones & Payload Manager

    • 6. Telemetry and other Settings

    • 7. HMI - Multi DriX

    • 8. HM I Echo-Sounder Layers Management

    • Autopilot communication via Iridium Edge SBD

    • Quick tour of some User Interfaces commonly used

    • Test on HMI - Quiz 10

  • 12

    11 - Piloting (LoS)

    • Pre-start visual checks and tasks

    • INS alignment

    • Obstacles Avoidance System (OAS) - Lidar

    • Automatic Docking - DDS on tow

    • DDS Docking Settings - GNSS, INS and Lidar

    • DDS docking - GNSS, INS and HMI settings

    • Following the mother boat and hovering

    • Emergency recovery

    • Some practical tips about piloting

    • Test on piloting theory- Quiz 11

  • 13

    12 - Launch & Recovery

    • DriX Deployment

    • DDS Deployment via two lifting points

    • Test on Launch & Recovery - Quiz 12

  • 14

    13 - Operations Over The Horizon (OTH)

    • Introduction

    • VesseLINK antenna set up

    • Network architecture for operations OTH

    • Cybersecurity

    • Virtual Remote Control

    • Dealing with Latency

    • Limitations of AIS

  • 15

    14 - The Diesel engine

    • Overview and Characteristics

    • Tour of the main parts

    • Fuel Piping & Injection

    • Cooling System

    • Transmission System

    • Engine maintenance Schedule

    • Engine Maintenance

    • Operators manuals for download (Engine and Reverser)

    • Test of the Engine - Quiz 14

  • 16

    15 - Preventive Maintenance

    • Maintenance check list

    • Water-tight seals on the deck

    • Engine Maintenance

    • 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 15

  • 17

    16 - Containerisation/De-containerisation and transport

    • Container Packing - Prerequisites

    • Container preparation

    • Loading DriX in the container

    • Docking DriX inside the DDS

    • How to dock DriX inside the DDS

    • Removing the mast

    • Inclining DriX

    • Covering, fastening and placing all parts in

    • Containerisation - Main steps

    • Container packing checklist

    • Transport on Trailer

    • Container packing with UDS

    • Test on Containerisation & Transport - Quiz 16

  • 18

    17 - Materials and Composite Repairs

    • Damage assessment and diagnosis

    • Composite repairs

    • Changing the Crash Box

    • Test on material and composite repairs - Quiz 17

  • 19

    Final Test

    • Final Theory Exam

  • 20

    Taking the next steps

    • Be ready for the practical sessions

    • Logistical details

    • 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 iXblue’s premises or, if a client has their own DriX, on client’s premises. If you already have an account please do sign in below.

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