NAVIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SURFACE EFFECT SHIP

Thomas D. Mara

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Abstract: THIS PAPER DISCUSSES preliminary results of research sponsored by General Dynamics in the development of a cost-effective conning system for a merchant surface effect ship. Although its conclusions show, at best, only the desirable goals of initial ship operation and evaluation, yet it describes problem areas and requirements for ship positioning and collision avoidance. Operational requirements of personnel and changes from traditional maritime practice are considered. The allocation of conning workload among personnel and alternative conning techniques are reviewed for ship speeds up to 100 knots.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 2
Pages: 151 - 156
Cite this article: Mara, Thomas D., "NAVIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SURFACE EFFECT SHIP", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 1969, pp. 151-156.
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