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Feasibility of target tracking for high speed high seas cargo transfer

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2006
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At sea cargo transfer has historically been a logistical challenge for both the military and the offshore industry. Even in moderate seas, three to five foot wave heights, extreme pendulations of cargo and large relative motions between vessels can occur that halts cargo transfer activities. This work develops a six-degree-of-freedom rigid crane dynamics model that is used to investigate the feasibility of crane target tracking which could extend and enhance offshore crane operations. A double girder crane system is developed that easily adapts to different configurations and efficiently supports long reach heavy lift applications. Target tracking is feasible in sea states up to 5 when using the double girder crane. When compared to a present crane system, the target tracking crane requires, on average, only 3.65% more absolute total system power and 13.4% less continuous power, indicating that the proposed system should be realizable.
Title: Feasibility of target tracking for high speed high seas cargo transfer.
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Name(s): Tucker, Glenn C.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Driscoll, Frederick R., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 163 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: At sea cargo transfer has historically been a logistical challenge for both the military and the offshore industry. Even in moderate seas, three to five foot wave heights, extreme pendulations of cargo and large relative motions between vessels can occur that halts cargo transfer activities. This work develops a six-degree-of-freedom rigid crane dynamics model that is used to investigate the feasibility of crane target tracking which could extend and enhance offshore crane operations. A double girder crane system is developed that easily adapts to different configurations and efficiently supports long reach heavy lift applications. Target tracking is feasible in sea states up to 5 when using the double girder crane. When compared to a present crane system, the target tracking crane requires, on average, only 3.65% more absolute total system power and 13.4% less continuous power, indicating that the proposed system should be realizable.
Identifier: 9780542745980 (isbn), 13388 (digitool), FADT13388 (IID), fau:10238 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Cargo handling
Unitized cargo systems
Signal processing--Digital techniques
Ocean circulation--Mathematical models
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