LOW COST INTEGRATED MARINE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

D. F. Liang, J. C. McMillan, M. F. Vinnins, A. Ficko, B. G. Fletcher and C. A. Maskell

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Abstract: This paper describes some of the operational features and certain aspects of the software and hardware configuration of a low cost Marine Integrated Navigation SystemMINS, developed at the Defence Research Establishment Ottawa. Results of some of the design analysis and sea-trial evaluation will also be presented. The design objective was to enhance the navigation accuracy, operational reliability and position reporting efficiency of marine vessels that are already equipped with a variety of types and brands of navigation sensors. The MINS will also serve as a computational aid in waypoint navigation and voyage planning. Simulation results and sea trial evaluation on board the DND research vessel CFAV Endeavour have provided good evidence of the system’s all-round superior performance, and shown promise for the successful realization of all design objectives. The pre-production model of the MINS, implemented on a 16-bit microprocessor is expected to be delivered to the Canadian Forces in early 1984. It is expected to be extremely cost effective for possible fleet wide installation on board naval and coast guard vessels.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 30, Number 4
Pages: 281 - 300
Cite this article: Liang, D. F., McMillan, J. C., Vinnins, M. F., Ficko, A., Fletcher, B. G., Maskell, C. A., "LOW COST INTEGRATED MARINE NAVIGATION SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 1983-1984, pp. 281-300.
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