MEASURING AND DISPLAYING THE COMPONENTS OF SHIP'S MOTIONS TO ASSIST DECISION-MAKING WHEN MANOEUVRING

A discussion on the degrees of freedom of a ship is followed by a survey of the parameters of motion relevant in practical navigation and methods for measuring them. The requirements for measuring and displaying these parameters, both at sea and in coastal waters, are then analysed and also the requirements for other nautical equipment which uses these signals as input. The paper then defines a problem vessel class and methods for improving navigation in coastal waters are developed, using the doppler log and the rate-of-turn indicator in particular. The advantage of integrating the information from these aids for "controlled-radius" steering has been demonstrated on a ship handling simulator as well as in practical navigation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Man and Navigation, Summaries of the papers presented at the International Congress of the Institutes of Navigation held at the University of Sussex, Falmer, England, 10-14 Sept 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institute of Navigation, England

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Harre, I
    • Henkel, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00197078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM