CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND COMPUTER SIMULATION OF AUTOMATIC SHIP NAVIGATION SYSTEM

A conceptual design is presented for an expert system for automatic ship navigation. It is described how course tracking and collison avoidance performance of the system were examined through a computer simulation designed to duplicate the various situations that a ship might encounter with regard to such parameters as, say, geographic conditions and vessel traffic. Different types of ship encounters were simulated, including multiple encounters, and ship behaviors were analyzed. The simulation showed that the conceptual design is capable of carrying out fundamental and essential functions. Comments are offered regarding improvement and practical development of the system.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM