Ship Motion Control

SMC monitoring systems

SMC offer a wide range of PC Instrumentation Systems for the marine industry. The graphical interface and connected instruments vary with the application.

The interface of the SMC systems can be modified to fit the customer application and existing instrument infrastructure.

The received data from the instruments is processed in the integrated software and is displayed in an easy-to-read graphical interface in real time. The captured data is stored in a log file enabling it to be replayed, analyzed in the system log view tool or exported to a comma separated text file (csv) for external analysis.

The data captured and processed by the SMC PC Instrumentation Systems can be distributed over the LAN/Internet. The data can be viewed in a graphical interface in Microsoft Internet Explorer at any PC connected to the network.


Product links
SMCems, Environmental Monitoring System
SMChms, Helideck Monitoring System
SMCmms, Motion Monitoring System
SMCcrane, Crane Boom Camera Monitoring System


IMU - Motion Sensors

SMC has developed its IMU range of Motion Sensors to meet the requirements of the marine sector. The IMU range provides high accuracy motion measurement data in dynamic environment in all areas from small hydrographic vessels to large oil rigs in all weather conditions.

The SMC IMU uses solid state gyros and accelerometers to provide real time motion measurements with high dynamic accuracy even during accelerations. State of the art design, construction and assembly produce an IMU with an extremely high reliability in the most demanding marine environment.

Every SMC motion sensor is individually calibrated and tested for roll, pitch & heave as well as all directions of acceleration, inside a calibration machine with a controlled temperature environment between 0 and 65 degrees Celsius.

Key Specifications
- Roll & Pitch 0.03° (RMS) Dynamic Accuracy @ ±5° amplitude
- Heave 5 cm or 5 %
- Accelerations / Velocities
- Various Industry Protocols NMEA
- 2 years warranty

Complete Package
The SMC IMU is supplied with a data distribution unit, cables and windows based software for ease of set up and configuration.

The setup software enables the user to configure the IMU parameters and makes the installation.

The SMC IMU is available with IP66 rating as default and with depth rating as an option.


Product links


Download IMU datasheet