ECONOMICS OF AUTOPILOT STEERING USING AN I.B.M. SYSTEM/7 COMPUTER

The IBM Maritime Applications/Bridge System (MABS) incorporates a process control System/7 computer with bridge electronic equipment to perform the integrated navigation, collision assessment and steering control functions. The objective of the IBM Adaptive Autopilot feature is to automatically minimize the resistance encountered by the ship as it travels through varying sea and operational conditions, thereby increasing the ship's performance and economic operations. This paper discusses the concepts applied and test results obtained from sea trials aboard the T/S Esso Wilhelmshaven and other class vessels together with their correlation with simulation studies. Conclusions are stated which show that an IBM digital adaptive Autopilot can effectively increase the speed made good through continuously automatic gain selection.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 61-68
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: North-Holland Publishing Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM