Accession Number:

ADA285826

Title:

Coast Guard Mission Data Recorder (MDR) for the 47-FT Motor Lifeboat

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

Abstract:

A Mission Data Recorder MDR was designed and built by the Coast Guard RD Center to support the Operational Test and Evaluation OTE of the 47-FT Motor Lifeboat MLB. The OTE was under the overall direction of the Motor Lifeboat Replacement Acquisition Project Manager, Commandant G-AMB. The purpose of the MDR was to collect both short-term event data and long-term vessel motions data in an autonomous manner. Some significant events have been recorded, including a 137-degree roll event, during which the values of roll, pitch, yaw, engine RPM and rudder angle were recorded. Testing of five 47-FT MLBs will continue for at least another six months. The MDR will record significant roll events and long-term vertical acceleration data for use in a crew fatigue study. Motor lifeboat, Capsize, 47-FT MLB, Accelerations, Coast guard, maneuvering data recording operational testing

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE