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;