THE ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS OF AUTOMATIC PATH GUIDANCE
The mechanics of coupling a position finding system into an automatic pilot to achieve a path guidance system has been detailed in previous papers and it is proposed to briefly examine the mathematical model, to outline the coupling method, and then to examine in more detail the errors inherent in the standard positional finding systems when used for automatic path guidance in confined and open waters. The paper suggests the use of a filter and the adoption of an alternative position finding aid based on avionics distance measuring equipment known as TACAN, or VORTAC. These are essentially radar responder devices able to interpret radar information to a much higher order of accuracy than exists in the standard plan position indicator.
- Presented at the 4th Ship Control Systems Symposium, 1975.
Royal Netherlands Naval CollegeP-de Hoochweg
129 Rotterdam, Netherlands
- CANNER, WHP
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Automatic pilot; Automatic pilot; Distance measuring equipment; Mathematical models; Navigation systems; Pilotage; Position fixing
- Old TRIS Terms: Position finding
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00323540
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM