The purpose of this project is to provide meaningful results to the establishment of reaction boundaries for the implementation of autonomous surface vessels (ASVs). This will be accomplished by the completion of accurate modelling of a test vessel, which will be used for simulated collision avoidance trials in order to determine the minimum time required to avoid an intruder. The model of the test vessel will be developed using a Horizontal Motion model encompassing the surge, sway and yaw dynamics of the vessel. The method to be used will provide a suggested boundary based on the time to closest point of approach with the oncoming obstacle for any approach angle, in compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) by the International Maritime organization (IMO).
OCEANS 2021: San Diego: Porto, 9705667 (20 September 2021).