IMPROVEMENT IN STEERING CONTROL FOR MERCHANT SHIPS

The problem of developing a practical autopilot for all-weather steering in high speed merchant ships is analyzed and broken into four smaller problems: Specification of realistic models for the elements involved; identification of ship model parameters; development of a suitable adaptive control algorithm for the nonlinear stochastic system comprising the ship, its steering engines and the seaway disturbance model; and finally, a review of the developed algorithms with the objective of eliminating nonessential computations thus improving the computational efficiency.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sperry Rand Corporation

    Sperry Marine Systems Division
    Charlottesville, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Highfill III, J H
    • Spurgin, W T
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-138
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM