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Full-Scale Measurements of the Maneuvering Capabilities of Fast Patrol Vessels, Argos Class

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Full-scale maneuvering trials of two fast patrol vessels are presented. These trials were aimed at identifying the maneuvering characteristics of the fast patrol vessels of the Argos class. The set of maneuvers chosen were a result of a study based on simulated data, which determined the set of maneuvers that would be most efficient to identifying the parameters of the ship planar equations of motion. These included circles, at different approach speeds and rudder angles, spiral, zigzag, and stopping maneuvers. All maneuvers were performed in good weather conditions. This paper describes and analyzes the results of the full-scale trials of this class of ships.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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