MODELLING THE HELMSMAN IN A SHIP STEERING SYSTEM

The results of an investigation into modelling the behaviour of the helmsman steering a ship are presented. Real-time experiments conducted in the laboratory are described using an analogue frigate model derived from full-scale sea trials. The behaviour of the helmsman in both course-keeping and course-changing roles is examined and the experimental data is analysed using linear and noin-linear regression analysis. In addition, a simple algorithmic model is proposed to describe the course-changing mode of the operator finally, a comparison is made between the helmsman's performance and that of a digital adaptive autopilot based on a "self-tuning" control strategy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Fourth International Symposium on Ship Operation Automation, Genova. 20-22 Sept. 1982, p.89 (6 pp., 20 ref., 1 tab., 3 graphs, 4 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Mort, N
    • Leonard, C H
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM