AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT MANEUVERS IN A RANDOM SEA

This paper describes a hybrid computer simulation of two ships performing replenishment operations in random seas. Such operations present collision hazards due to the nonlinear interaction forces and moments which result from close proximity maneuvering while underway. Maneuvers are simulated to demonstrate automatic controller performance during station-keeping, station-changing, and the approach and breakaway phases of typical underway replenishment (UNREP) operations. Results indicate that automatic control should be considered as a possible solution to the UNREP collision avoidance problem.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Alvestad, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00173744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Journal of Ship Research
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM