WIT Press


The Development Of The Support System For Tugs Operation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT010311

Volume

53

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

877 kb

Author(s)

M. Sugimoto, H. Kobayashi and A. Ishibashi

Abstract

The development of the support system for tugs operation M. Sugimoto, H. Kobayashi & A. Ishibashi Totyo University of Mercantile Marine, Tokyo, Japan Abstract Most of the work-load of ship's operator using tugboats is to execute the complex information processing such as the collection, analysis, decision making and to control tugboat separately. We developed the support system to decrease their work-load and to improve the efficiency of tugboats operation. The system is developed based on the ship maneuvering characteristics, human characteristics and man-machine interface. The effectiveness of proposed support system has been confirmed by examining the operation of tugboat using the ship-handling simulator. As a result, the efficacy of the support system that we developed has been clarified. 1. The state of the ship maneuvering using tugboats The ship maneuvering using tugboats is one of the most difficult handling in comparison with other ship-handling. Especially,

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