INERTIALLY-AIDED DYNAMIC POSITIONING

Integration of a commercial inertial navigation unit into a dynamic positioning control loop for offshore drilling rigs will provide improve operation and self-contained backup in the event of signal loss from the primary acoustic or taut wire systems. Tests have demonstrated an average position error buildup of less than two feet per minute for up to one hour of pure inertial operation.

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  • Pagination: p. 777-784

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap OTC 2417 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM