Situational Awareness for Pilots
The MRTIS Horizon Personal Pilot Unit (PPU) is a stand-alone system that connects to shipboard AIS equipment and receives real-time vessel data. It is designed to improve traffic management and situational awareness for Pilots on the Mississippi River. Its purpose is to assist as an indirect mechanism to improve safety by supplementing standard tools such as the bridge radar. As an addition to the real-time vessel data, our proprietary antenna infrastructure of approximately 15 towers provides additional data outside of the ship’s range. This supplemental data allows the mariner to view a more complete picture of the traffic situation without being limited by the ship’s antenna. The MRTIS Horizon PPU combines this vessel data with a robust range of other important information to provide the mariner improved situational awareness.