IMPACT OF AN ALL-WEATHER PRECISION NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CHANNEL NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE AND SHIP CONTROL

This paper presents a brief overview of the CAORF ship simulator and the detailed conditions for experimental tests. Salient findings are presented which indicate the potential impact of the Precision Navigation System concept as an aid-to-navigation for restricted waters. Comparative performance behavior of skilled shiphandlers is presented for all test conditions to reflect the relative merits of this concept. The tests include channel navigation of varying complexity under visual only and visual in conjunction with available Radar, RACONS and Precision Navigation System position location information. In addition to describing relative benefits of the Precision Navigation System, the discussion points out practical operational considerations that must be considered prior to finalization of a system specification. In addition, a brief discussion of future CAORF studies is presented.

  • 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 3.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Keyes, P R
    • Mara, T D
    • Puglisi, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187966
  • 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