Experimental Validation of Transverse Stability Monitoring System for Fishing Vessels

Lucía Santiago Caamaño, Roberto Galeazzi, Marcos Míguez González, Vicente Díaz Casás, Ulrik D. Nielsen

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Active monitoring of transverse stability in fishing vessels is paramount due to its significant incidence in operational accidents. Access to systems for automatic detection of changes in vessel's stability related parameters would better support the crew during fishing and navigation operations. The paper presents an initial experimental validation of a signalbased transverse stability monitoring system, which consists of an estimator-detector kernel that solely uses measurements of roll motion to identify changes in vessel's metacentric height by estimating the roll natural frequency. Its performance is evaluated based on experimental data from a towing tank scale model test campaign. The proposed transverse stability monitoring system well performs by identifying the potential risks and changes in loading condition.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesIFAC-PapersOnLine
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)57-63
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles (CAMS 2019) - KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019


Conference12th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles (CAMS 2019)
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Experimental validation
  • Transverse stability
  • Frequency estimation
  • Empirical mode decomposition
  • Generalized likelihood ratio test
  • Real-time monitoring

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