Dynamic Positioning and Motion Control during Cargo Transfer Operations

Period of Performance: 02/06/2006 - 08/05/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Craft Engineering Associates, Inc.
2102 48th Street
Hampton, VA 23661
Principal Investigator


The goal of this proposal is to develop a portable dynamic positioning system appropriate for an LCU-sized vessel participating in large ship to small ship cargo transfer operations. The main innovation over existing dynamic positioning systems is the exploitation of the LCU's propulsion system and the inclusion of active pitch and roll damping in the algorithm.