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History of automated closed-loop ship control

The history of automated closed-loop ship control started with Elmer Sperry (1860-1930), who constructed the first automatic ship steering mechanism in 1911 for course keeping (Allensworth and Bennet). This device is referred to as the “Metal Mike”, and it was capturing much…Read More »

What is Marine control system?

Marine control systems otherwise known as Marine cybernetics is defined to be the science about techniques and methods for analysis, monitoring and control of marine systems. The main application fields for marine control systems are the three big marine industries: Sea transportation (shipping),…Read More »