COAST GUARD MISSION DATA RECORDER (MDR) FOR THE 47-FT MOTOR LIFEBOAT; FINAL REPT

A Mission Data Recorder (MDR) was designed and built by the Coast Guard RD Center to support the Operational Test and Evaluation (OTE) of the 47-FT Motor Lifeboat (MLB). The OTE was under the overall direction of the Motor Lifeboat Replacement Acquisition Project Manager, Commandant (G-AMB). The purpose of the MDR was to collect both short-term event data and long-term vessel motions data in an autonomous manner. Some significant events have been recorded, including a 137-degree roll event, during which the values of roll, pitch, yaw, engine RPM and rudder angle were recorded. Testing of five 47-FT MLBs will continue for at least another six months. The MDR will record significant roll events and long-term vertical acceleration data for use in a crew fatigue study. Motor lifeboat, Capsize, 47-FT MLB, Accelerations, Coast guard, maneuvering data recording operational testing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Macesker, B N
    • Desruisseau, R C
    • Purcell, E S
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-R/DC-16/94; USCG-D-20-94
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 1995 12:00AM