“Safety Bracelets” for Mariners Debuted at Neva-2017 Show

Rubric: Russia, Industry, Future

NPK MorSvyazAvtomatika presented the ship-based personnel positioning and identification system at the Neva-2017 exhibition. The bracelet can read a serviceman’s heartbeat and transmit data to the officer’s monitor using the specialized software, Denis Girsh, head project designer at NPK MorSvyazAvtomatika told Mil.Today.

The ship-based system includes personal RFID-tagged bracelets, stationery readers, antenna units and software.

Personnel positioning and identification system

The tag’s operation radius is within 20 meters around the reader, and single-charge time is up to two weeks.

According to designers, the system can be used to control access into rooms and equipment, as well as shift handovers and walk-arounds. Moreover, it automatically alarms in case of man overboard.

The manufacturer offers the system both for civil and military markets. "State trials will pass within two years, and may result in the decision to employ the system for the Russian Navy’s needs", summarized the designer.

The similar electronic bracelets tracing location of the crewmembers are already used in the Project 885 Yasen submarines. No information of the submariners’ bracelets was disclosed. On the Innovations Day 2015 at defense ministry’s premises, the United Shipbuilding Corporation demonstrated the personnel movement control system for restricted facilities based on personal communication aids that can be configured as bracelets.