An Autopilot for Course Keeping and Track Following.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Computer control of ship steering provides track following as well as course keeping. The desired track is stored in the computer, and the position of the ship as provided by a satellite navigation system is compared with track coordinates. A heading correction is calculated continuously and used to update the course command. Originator-supplied keywords Course keeping, Track following, Parole computer program, Stabilizing, compensation.
- Marine Engineering