An ocean current monitoring system suitable for aiding large ships maneuvering near marine terminals has been designed as the result of a research and development program. The system is a large taut-moored inclining spar with inclination and direction sensors. Processed data is transmitted to shore by radio telemetry. The paper treats four phases: the need for such a device and its operating specifications; the hydrodynamic analysis including model testing leading to the design basis; the mechanical design itself; and the instrument package design which includes sensing of inclination and direction, radio transmission and presentation of data. The complete system is an original concept emphasizing simplicity and reliability while providing sufficient accuracy for the purpose of ship maneuvering and marine terminal operation.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 387-400

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V1, OTC 2459 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM