This paper is based upon research performed under the United States Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration contract MA2-4154, resulting in NMRC report KP-124, "A Model Steering Study". The conclusion of this contract has resulted in additional funding to carry out further investigations under contract MA2-4275. The long-range goal of the present project is to develop a computerized direct digital steering system for continuous all-weather steering of high-speed ships that can eventually be coupled with automated navigation along a predetermined track. The immediate objective of the first year's work at Webb Institute has been to explore the feasibility of evaluating automatic control systems by model tests in waves and to carry out preliminary model studies of a container ship in following seas. A mini-computer has been adopted for the control system in order not only to demonstrate the feasibility of digital control, but to permit maximum flexibility in varying control equations and parameters at will.

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

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Van Hooff, R
    • Lewis, E V
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00323727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM