Principle of Operation
The basic principle of operation is that the Validator is setup with the parameters of an Artemis sensor (frequency pair, address and simulated distance). The Validator is placed such that it is in view of the Artemis sensor under test. The Validator will then simulate a real Artemis sensor for testing the function and performance of the Artemis system under test.
The portable unit is used for diagnosing faults or supporting installation of an Artemis sensor. The permanently installed version allows automated testing of the vessel's Artemis sensor, allowing the crew to have confidence their Artemis sensor is working. A user only has to press one button on the Dashboard and the validation process is performed and logged automatically.