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Shore-Based pilotage: Pilot or autopilot? Piloting as a control problem


Bruno, K and Lutzhoft, M, Shore-Based pilotage: Pilot or autopilot? Piloting as a control problem, Journal of Navigation, 62, (3) pp. 427-437. ISSN 0373-4633 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0373463309005335


Remote, or shore-based, pilotage is an issue of some interest to the maritime community. When discussed, it is often in the context of new technology that in one way or the other is supposed to enhance piloting and enable ships to be piloted from the shore. This paper takes a different approach and instead looks at piloting as control of a complex system. Such an approach makes it possible to identify a fundamental problem with remote pilotage. The problem, along with possible solutions, is presented and discussed. © The Royal Institute of Navigation 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Control; Maritime pilots; Navigational assistance; Shore-based pilotage; Complex systems; Control problems; Fundamental problem; Maritime community; New technologies; Possible solutions; Ships; Navigation; navigation; navigation aid; ship handling
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation and Freight Services
Research Field:Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:91915
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2014-06-03
Last Modified:2014-06-03

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