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Economical operation of giant ships is forcing the designer to define operational requirements and specify more closely achievable-system performance. This in turn involves acquisition of ship and hydrodynamic data, but important parts of such data are not generally available at the ship design stage. One solution is to incorporate in the autopilot sufficient parameter flexibility to meet the requirements of a range of ship forms. When data is available, it is possible to predict system performance and recommend parameter settings. The main features of the process and its associated controller are outlined with the emphasis upon course-keeping.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00015173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM