EFFECT OF SHIP INHERENT CONTROLLABILITY ON PILOTED PERFORMANCE: THE SIMULATOR EXPERIMENT; INTERIM REPT

The simulator experiment reported here is a component of the USCG Waterway Performance, Design and Evaluation Study, and was done for the development of a procedure to predict performance or risk in a waterway from the characteristics of user traffic. A sample of seven commercial ships, ranging in size from a 33,000 deadweight ton (dwt) bulker to a 250,000 dwt tanker, made multiple transits, under similar channel and environmental conditions, controlled by commercial pilots, in a experiment conducted at the simulator at the USCG Academy in New London, Connecticut. A preliminary analysis that found that piloted performance data grouped over all transits for a given ship varied as expected with ship size (displacement), but was not sensitive to controllability indices. A more detailed analysis by individual runs found that performance was sensitive to these indices. Keywords: Marine simulation, Man-in-the-loop simulation, Ship inherent maneuverability, Piloted maneuverability, Risk assessment, Restricted waterways.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ship Analytics, Inc.

    North Stonington, CT  United States 

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, M W
    • MAZURKIEWICZ, J
    • Brown, W K
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-10-90
  • Contract Numbers: DTG23-86-20030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM