Accession Number:

ADA160897

Title:

An Autopilot for Course Keeping and Track Following.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE