CONNING A SHIP WITH DIFFERENT STEERING SYSTEMS

On a real time ship manoeuvring simulator an experiment has been performed in order to investigate four alternative steering systems, including the conventional rudder control, a rudder control with feed back from the rate of turn, a rate control and a conventional rudder control combined with information about the future path. Four experienced pilots alternately steered a simulated 450,000 DWT tanker along a pre-set path: Results showed a superior performance of the control system with a rate-of-turn feedback. An additional series of runs on the simulator revealed some interesting data on the human skills involved in the controlling of large ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Ship Control Systems Symposium, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Paymans, P J
    • Oldenkamp, I
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00323687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM