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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Tug Convention (5th)

    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Noordegraaf, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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