Accession Number : AD0712448

Title :   SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF SURFACE SHIP DYNAMICS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OCEANICS INC PLAINVIEW N Y

Personal Author(s) : Sargent,Theodore P. ; Kaplan,Paul

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The feasibility of applying a Newtonian system identification technique to a nonlinear three degree of freedom system of equations describing the steering and maneuvering of a surface ship is investigated. The input to the system identification program is provided by both analog and digital computer generated maneuvers. The dominant eleven coefficients, treated as unknowns, are sought using exact and noisy data, and the utility and limitations of the method are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, HYDRODYNAMICS), (*MANEUVERABILITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), STEERING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TRAJECTORIES, IDENTIFICATION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE