This paper presents the results of the first phase of an ongoing effort to develop a novel marine collision avoidance system. The rapid increase in yearly losses due to marine collisions provides strong motivation for such a development. The equations which describe the relative dynamics between two encountering ships are used to determine the optimal maneuvers for avoiding the collision. These maneuvers minimize deviation off-course while achieving a safe miss distance. For the in extremis situation, the maneuver strategy changes to maximizing miss distance. Software requirements are determined to compensate for system measurements errors. An error analysis is conducted which determines the effect of measurement errors and encounter geometry variations on the system performance. The results are used to specify the requirements of an optimal marine collision avoidance system which serves as a standard against which all other commercially available collision avoidance systems can be compared.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 77-86
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00139774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: North-Holland Publishing Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM