AN EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF BOAT OPERATORS IN EMERGENCY MANEUVERS USING HAND AND FOOT THROTTLES

Obstacle avoidance in emergency situations is dependent on a boat driver's ability to respond to the situation in a safe manner. What is safe quite often depends on responses taken by the driver. This report describes the investigation undertaken into the driver responses to a simulated emergency situation. The particular scope is interdependences of maximum roll angle change and initial roll angle changes, initial yaw angle change, success/failure rate, initial rate of motor angle change, and time for maximum roll change with the type of throttle control used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    Eastern Operations
    Huntsville, AL  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Brief-74-13 Final Rpt., USCG-D-138-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM