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Marine Cybernetics Laboratory

The Marine Cybernetics Laboratory is a wave basin, especially ­suited for tests of marine control systems, due to the relatively small size and advanced instrumentation package. It is also suitable for more specialized hydrodynamic tests (for example forced motion tests), mainly due to the ­advanced towing carriage, which has capability for precise movement of models in 6 degrees of freedom. Flow measurements can be performed using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique.

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Tank Dimensions: L x B x D = 39m x 6.45m x 1.5m
One flap wave maker
Carriage: towing speed 2 m/s, 5 (6) DOFs forced motions
Typical scaling ratios: l = 50-150
Typical ship model lengths:1-3m
Positioning System measure 6 DOF in Real-Time

Experimental Set-ups:
Propulsor and thruster tests.
Detailed flow measurements using PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry).
DP and way-point tracking (wireless control) of ships and semi-submersibles.
Rapid control prototyping.
Planar motion mechanism (PMM) and vertical motion mechanism (VMM) tests.
Calibration of transducers.
Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Experiment Laboratory.

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Marinteknisk senter, Tyholt Otto Nielsens vei 10, 7052 Trondheim