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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Simulation Augmented Manoeuvring Design and Monitoring - a New Method for Advanced Ship Handling
1 Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany
2 World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
ABSTRACT: A fast time simulation tool box is under development to simulate the ships motion with complex dynamic models and to display the ships track immediately for the intended or actual rudder or engine manoeuvre. Based on this approach the innovative "Simulation Augmented Manoeuvring Design and Monitoring" - SAMMON tool box will allow for (a) a new type of design of a manoeuvring plan as enhancement exceeding the common pure way point planning (b) an unmatched monitoring of ship handling processes to follow the underlying manoeuvring plan. During the manoeuvring process the planned manoeuvres can be constantly displayed together with the actual ship motion and the predicted future track which is based on actual input data from the ship's sensors and manoeuvring handle positions. This SAMMON tool box is intended be used on board of real ships but it is in parallel an effective tool for training in ship handling simulators: (a) in the briefing for preparing a manoeuvring plan for the whole exercise in some minutes, (b) during the exercise run to see the consequences of the use of manoeuvring equipment even before the ship has changed her motion and (c) in debriefing sessions to discuss potential alternatives of the students decisions by simulating fast variations of their choices during the exercises. Examples will be given for results from test trials on board and in the full mission ship handling simulator of the Maritime Simulation Centre Warnemuende.
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Benedict, K.; Baldauf, M.; Fischer, S.; Gluch, M.; Kirchhoff, M.; Schaub, M.; M.; Klaes, S. 2012: Fast Time Manoeuvring Simulation as Decision Support for Planning and Monitoring of Ship Handling Processes for Ship Operation On-Board and Training in Simulators. MARSIM - International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvrability, Singapore, 23 -27 April 2012.
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Baldauf, M.; Klaes, S.; Benedict, K.; Fischer, S.; Gluch, M.; Kirchhoff, M.; Schaub, M. (2012): Application of e-Navigation for Ship Operation Support in Emergency and Routine Situations. European Journal of Navigation, 10 (2012), 2; pp 4 - 13. ISSN 1571-473-X
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Schröder-Hinrichs, J.-U.; Hollnagel, E.; Baldauf, M.(. (2012) From Titanic to Costa Concordia- - a century of lessons not learned... WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, Springer, Heidelberg, October 2012, Vol. 11 (2): 151-167
Citation note:
Benedict K., Kirchhoff M., Gluch M., Fischer S., Schaub M., Baldauf M., Klaes S.: Simulation Augmented Manoeuvring Design and Monitoring - a New Method for Advanced Ship Handling. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 8, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.08.01.15, pp. 131-141, 2014
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