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Automatic collision avoidance of ships

Xue, Y. and Lee, B.S. and Han, D. (2009) Automatic collision avoidance of ships. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 223 (1). pp. 33-46. ISSN 1475-0902

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    One of the key elements in automatic simulation of ship manoeuvring in confined waterways is route finding and collision avoidance. This paper presents a new practical method of automatic trajectory planning and collision avoidance based on an artificial potential field and speed vector. Collision prevention regulations and international navigational rules have been incorporated into the algorithm. The algorithm is fairly straightforward and simple to implement, but has been shown to be effective in finding safe paths for all ships concerned in complex situations. The method has been applied to some typical test cases and the results are very encouraging.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 13685
    Keywords: collision avoidance, potential field, speed vector, manoeuvring simulator, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering
    Subjects: Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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    Depositing user: Mrs Thelma Will
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 14:01
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:44

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