SPEED SENSORS FOR HIGH-SPEED SURFACE SHIPS

High-speed advanced surface ships require either water or ground speed sensing for navigation and ship control purposes. Since these ships, in general, either do not have contact or have only limited contact with the surface over which they move, they require a remote speed sensing capability. This paper summarizes the principles of operation and analyzes the capabilities of several types of remote speed sensors which might be applied to the requirements of high-speed advanced surface ships. Remote sensors considered here include interial, doppler, and correlation types using radiated sonic or electromagnetic beams producing scattered return from the surface.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Whitesel, H K
    • Griswold, L W
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM