High Speed Combatant Craft Automated Ride Control
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Continental Controls and Design, Inc.
20252 Bancroft Circle, Huntington Beach, CA, -
AbstractIn P2, we will continue development of our integrated smartride Automatic Ride Control (ARC) system. In P1 we began ocean testing so P2 will concentrate on raising the TRL to approach a production ready system. With sophisticated onboard instrumentation, we will demonstrate at least a 30% reduction in unwanted craft motion, including bow slamming. Early in the project, a system will be made available to expert operators for evaluation and feedback. Later in the year, we will install a system on a government craft. While ride quality and shock mitigation is the primary focus, we also hope to show a marked improvement in high speed craft efficiency by maintaining an optimized hull incidence throughout the operating envelope. A successful result will introduce small high speed craft to the 21st century of automatic vehicle controls, mimicking the recent trends in automotive and aerospace dynamic systems.
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