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MOORED SHIP MOTION DETERMINATION USING PIER-SIDE BASED SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10702
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10702
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: MOORED SHIP MOTION DETERMINATION USING PIER-SIDE BASED SENSORS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,426.00
 

Abstract:

AN INTEGRATED SENSOR SYSTEM EMPLOYING HIGH-PRECISION ULTRASOUND RANGEFINDING INSTRUMENTS COMBINED WITH A CHARGED-COUPLE DEVICE (CCD) VIDEO PROCESSOR CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE THE PRECISE POSITION AND MOTION OF CONTAINER SHIPSBEING LOADED AT A PIER. PROCESSING WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY ATWELVE STATE KALMAN FILTER WHICH RELIES ON FEEDBACK FROM THELOADING CRANE'S AUTOMATIC CONTROL PROCESSOR FOR GOOD A PRIORI STATE VECTOR ESTIMATES AND FOR HIGH-ORDER CORRECTIONS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE SELF-MONITORING, PROVIDING A RELIABLE ESTIMATE OF THE ERRORS IN ITS OWN PREDICTIONS, AND DETECTING UNPREDICTED MOTIONS QUICKLY, FOR OPERATOR ALERT AND CORRECTION.

Principal Investigator:

Robert H Overton
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Wagner D H Associates Inc.
27 W Queens Way #301 Hampton, VA 23669

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No