SHIP MODEL EVALUATION OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
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.
- Presented at the 4th Ship Control Systems Symposium, 1975.
Royal Netherlands Naval CollegeP-de Hoochweg
129 Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Van Hooff, R
- Lewis, E V
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Automatic pilot; Automatic pilot; Automatic steering control; Automation; Digital computers; Integrated systems; Navigation systems; Steering systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic control systems; Control systems automation; Digital systems; Integrated navigation systems; Model testing
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00323727
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM