This paper presents the results of the first phase of an ongoing effort to develop an optimal marine collision avoidance system. The rapid increase in yearly losses due to marine collisions provides strong motivation for such a development. The equations which describe the relative dynamics between two encountering ships are used to determine the optimal maneuvers for avoiding the collision. These maneuvers minimize deviation off-course while achieving a safe miss distance. For the in extremis situation, the maneuver strategy changes to maximizing miss distance. Software requirements are determined to compensate for system measurement errors. An error analysis is conducted which determines the effect of measurement errors and encounter geometry variations on the system performance. The results are used to specify the requirements of an optimal marine collision avoidance system which serves as a standard against which all other commercially available collision avoidance systems can be compared.

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

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Sorensen, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00323698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM