WINOPS Real-Time Dredge Positioning Software
"WINOPS" is a data acquisition and conditioning system used to correlate a dredge's position
with the position of a bucket, cutterhead, or draghead. It can accept signals from GPS, and
and provide the dredge operator with real-time dredge position relative to the bucket cutterhead
or draghead locations, all relative to the channel. The system provides channel cross sections and
positions in x, y, and z planes. It can also factor in tidal data when appropriate. The system uses
PC's with Windows 95/NT operating systems.
Company / Organization(s):
Pascagoula, MS Submarine Turning Basin
Installed on Manson Dredges "Njord," "Viking," "Newport," and
"Westport," and Dutra Dredges "550," "551," "Super Scoop," and "Paula
"GPS-Based Software Providing Real-Time Position to Dredges, Buckets,
Cutters, and Dragheads"
International Dredging Review
WODCON, Las Vegas
Chapter 5 Other Technologies Reviewed