Top deck design
The main goal for a top deck design process will be to find a best possible compromise where all significant equipment is placed in locations which will give the best possible overall performance for the integrated system.
Applica has top deck design including mast arrangements (in cooperation with equipment and system suppliers) and has performed «top deck design assessment» and proposed improvements for a number of vessels.
Important issues/characteristics are
- Electromagnetic environment (general EMI levels that could degrade sensitivity of receiving antennas and EM sensors, and high field levels caused by intentional EMI sources as radio transmitters)
- Mechanical characteristics (stiffness, vibration, etc.) of masts and superstructure
- Optical blockage
- Physical constraints (cranes, winches, personnel, …)
- Priority between different systems