Free Space Optical Communications

Free Space Optical Communications, is a way of transmitting data, using light. Free Space Optical Communications, is commonly abbreviated to FSO Communications. FSO differs from the more commonly used Fibre Optic Cables, in that data travels through the air. Traditional Fibre Optic technology uses strands of glass or plastic fibre, to direct the light source, …

How to Maintain Electrical Equipment on Ships

How to maintain electrical equipment on ships, level 2 training. Ships electrical systems, differ slightly from land (shoreside) based installations. An example of this difference is the earthing system on board ships, as you cannot physically connect to the earths surface. Another difference, is the Voltage Frequency, in Hertz (Hz), which is typically 60Hz. In …

Marine Generator Servicing

Marine generator servicing, includes both periodic and emergency maintenance. Periodic maintainence is better than having to carry out emergency maintenance, after a failure. Marine generators are all three-phase power. Three-phase means that there are three output ‘bus bars’. Bus Bar’ is the name for the three metal connectors, which provide the output voltage, from the …

Care Robots

Care robots are robots that assist healthcare workers. Care robots are designed to carry out tasks that healthcare workers, such as nurses, normally do. Carrying out tasks using robots, frees up healthcare workers time. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2025, the world will be 15 million healthcare workers short. Automation therefore helps address …

PGCE

PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) is a professional qualification in the UK that enables graduates to become teachers in schools. It is a one-year, full-time course that combines academic study with practical teaching experience. Some of the skills gained from a PGCE include: Pedagogical knowledge: PGCE students gain a deep understanding of the theories and …

Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, are a type of computer used to control industrial processes such as manufacturing lines, amusement rides, and other automated systems. They are called “programmable” because they can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks, and “logic” because they use logical statements to control the processes they oversee. PLCs were …

Marine Electrical Maintenance

Marine electrical maintenance, taught as a former Marine lecturer at the famous South Shields Marine School. Electrical safety is paramout at sea, as on land. Various test instruments are used in marine electrical maintenance. Multimeters are used to test resistance, voltage and current. ‘Line Testers’, are devices incorporating either Neon or LED indicator lights. Line …

ILS Integrated Logistics Support

ILS Engineering: Knowledge of defence and aerospace standards.Understanding of Quality Management, with AS9100 aerospace standard, internal auditing experience.Expertise in RF communications satellite and ground based communication, with relevant degree and experience. Def Stan 00-600 Integrated Logistics Support Activities.Engineering Data analysis, including identification of potential poor design reliability in the published BOM.Engineering Data ResearchDRACAS, population of …