THE MAN-MACHINE SYSTEM AND SHIP'S HEADING CONTROL

As ships become larger and less unstable, due to increasing beam, it is difficult to control the ship at some stages. Although the study of manoeuvrability has been taken up by naval architects, at the present stage of Man-Machine System Analysis little is known about the manoeuvrability obtained. The author has studied the Man-Machine System in ship manoeuvring, using a simulator which has visual display systems. In the study of decreasing controllability of large ships, it is not so much a problem to consider the reflex action; the operator finds it difficult to estimate future motion, or to comprehend present motion exactly. The purpose of this paper is to consider controllability when altering course according to this simulator study. Methods of compensation by the operator are also considered.

  • 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:
    • Kobayashi, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM