Embedded Navigation

Virtual Marine Embedded Navigation Simulator

Virtual Marine’s Embedded Bridge Simulator is a ship and navigation equipment simulator used for simulation and stimulation. The unique scenario builder software uses Virtual Marine Quest Architecture to construct and run simulation scenarios. The Embedded Bridge Simulator can be embedded in OEM consoles, as it stimulates OEM software with navigation data and RADAR software with RADAR signals from simulated scenarios. Varied sensor simulation includes: GPS, AIS, MINS, Gyro, Echo Sounder, Speed Log, and Metoc System.

Technical Features

  • Support available for either digital or analog radar simulation, both X and S band

  • Virtual Marine uses dynamic physics-driven 6DOF math models for the own ship as well as all targets/contacts

  • The own ship’s virtual rudder and engine can be controlled by analog interface with OEM equipment

  • Equipment faults in all virtual sensors and RADARs can be simulated

  • Multiple UDP unicast, broadcast, or multicast channels can be used

  • The Embedded Bridge Simulator supports up to 8 serial channels (RS232, RS422, RS485) per simulation computer


  • Past projects involved supporting integration and testing of OEM equipment on major naval and coast guard programs

  • Currently supporting several land-based training facilities

  • Available as an on-board trainer, designed to improve and maintain personnel workplace competencies