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Maritime Studies

Measurements in Maritime


Introduction to the general principles of measurements of physical quantities. More details on the principles for monitoring geomagnetic, marine surface and hydrographic conditions: systematic monitoring of the magnetic flux density for maritime, satellite surface observation technology, bathymetric recording including geodetic observations in maritime practice.

Measurements for the needs of maritime navigation and communication, basics of the digital signal processing.

Measurements in the function of vessel autonomy: requirements for sensors to help avoid a collision in the development of safe and economical independent navigation systems.


Goals and competencies

The purpose of the course is to direct the student to understanding the course of measurements and the significance of the measured results and the information obtained for them for safe and economical navigation.

Getting to know the basic laws of processing signals and data.

Basic literature

  1. Isaac Skog, Low-Cost Navigation Systems, A Study of Four Problems, Doctoral Thesis in Signal Processing, KTH, Stockholm, 2009.
  2. Mohamed Abdelaal, Martin Fränzle, Axel Hahn, NMPC-based Trajectory Tracking and Collison Avoidance of Underactuated Vessels with Elliptical Ship Domain, IFAC-Papers OnLine 49-23 (2016) 022–027.
  3. International Maritime Organization (IMO), Final Report: Analysis of Regulatory Barriers to the use of Autonomous Ships, dansko poročilo, MSC 99/INF.3, 2018.