The dynamic characteristics of marine vessels will alter with changes in environmental conditions and/or operating conditions. For a course-keeping autopilot to maintain a high level of performance it is necessary to achieve a form of on-line learning to enable the autopilot to determine any internal adjustments necessary as compensation. Considering a fuzzy logic design of autopilot, the formulation of a performance index is proposed to assess the level of vessel performance achieved, and to suggest suitable modifications as appropriate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology & Transportation: ODRA 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Technology; 20-22 Sept 1995; Szczecin, Poland & MARTRANS 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Transport in the 21st Century; 30 Aug-1 Sept 1995; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Computational Mechanics Publications, UK, ISBN 1 853123307. Marine Transport, p 757 [9 p, 11 ref, 4 tab, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Polkinghorne, M N
    • Burns, R S
    • Roberts, G N
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM