Publisher : Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research
DOI : 10.5394/KINPR.2009.33.9.603
Title & Authors
Ship Manoeuvring Performance Experiments Using a Free Running Model Ship Im, Nam-Kyun; Seo, Jeong-Ho;
In this paper, a 3m-class free running model ship will be introduced with its manoeuvring performance experiments. The results of turning circle test and zig-zag test will be explained. The developed system are equipped with GPS, main control computer, wireless LAN, IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), self-propulsion propeller and driving rudder. Its motion can be controlled by RC (Radio Control) and wireless LAN from land based center. Automatic navigation is also available by pre-programmed algorithm. The trajectory of navigation can be acquired by GPS and it provides us with important data for ship's motion control experiments. The results of manoeuvring performance experiment have shown that the developed free running model ship can be used to verify the test of turning circle and zig-zag. For next step, other experimental researches such as ship collision avoidance system and automatic berthing can be considered in the future.
Free Running Model Ship;turning test;zig-zag test;GPS;