DESIGN OF A SHIP RESPONSE MONITORING AND GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR THE U.S.N.S. FURMAN

The development of a ship response monitoring and guidance system (SMGS) for the USNS FURMAN, a Victory cargo ship operating in the North Pacific, is described. This project involved four stages: (1) theoretical calculations of ship response amplitude operators for motions, accelerations and stresses; (2) assessment of relative importance of various responses in determining tentative operational limitations; (3) specification of the sensors, instrumentation and software to be placed aboard ship; and (4) relating the findings to the needs of the project participants. Concluding remarks are presented and include the FURMAN project goals. The appendices contain typical loading information for the FURMAN as well a minimum software specification for the guidance system.

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    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hoffman Maritime Consultants Incorporated

    9 Glen Head Road
    Glen Head, NY  United States  11545

    Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

    Glen Cove, NY  United States 

    National Maritime Research Center

    Kings Point, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, D
    • Zubaly, R B
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-198
  • Contract Numbers: MA5-0036
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM