REMOTE CONTROL AND STEERING OF A TOWED VESSEL
The Author's firm, Radio Holland BV, was asked to develop a remote-control system enabling a tug to steer and control a self-propelled towed vessel manned by a small crew. The two omni-directional propulsion units on the towed vessel (which would appear to be a barge) would be used for steering. The radio-control system developed for this task includes twin transmitters and receivers in both the tug and the barge. The control console in the tug receives radio-communicated information from the barge, including engine rpm, propulsion-unit angle, audio and visual alarms, an answer-back signal to confirm call-ups, and a "deadman's" alarm requiring periodic inactivation. The paper describes the system and lists its components. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,059.
International Tug Convention (5th)Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Noordegraaf, J
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Barges; Communication systems; Control consoles; Radio; Remote control; Steering; Towed barges; Tugboats
- Old TRIS Terms: Remote control systems; Self propelled barges; Steering characteristics; Tug communication systems
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00174224
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM