HOW THE LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE HMS SANDOWN SHIP POSITIONING CONTROL SYSTEM (SPCS) CAN BE USED TO IMPROVE THE MINEHUNTING EFFICIENCY OF THE HUNT CLASS MINE COUNTER MEASURES VESSEL (MCMV)

The paper describes the design, and operation of the SPCS, and then explains how the lessons learnt can be applied to the more difficult control problem of Hunt Class vessels. The Sandown SPCS provides fully automatic Hover, Track keeping and Autopilot functions as well as manual assisted joystick modes. A manual assist facility has been fitted on HMS BICESTER, a Hunt Class MCMV, for a long term trial and some simulation work has been carried out to assess the performance of automated hover. The trial and simulation work are discussed and some of the problems encountered are presented. This paper considers the benefits of fully automating the Hunt Class position control during minehunting and describes the feasibility and benefits of such a system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Warship '94, Intl Conf on Minewarfare, Vessels & Systems-3; 15-16 June 1994; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Session 2, ppr 7 [10 p, 2 ref, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • GOULD, P
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM