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Title:
WATERCRAFT STEER-BY-WIRE SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003068590
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A watercraft steer-by-wire control system (10) for watercraft comprising: a direction control system (14) including a rudder position sensor (32); a helm control system (12) including at least one of; a helm position sensor (18) to produce and transmit a helm position signal (22) and a torque sensor (24) to produce and transmit a helm torque signal (26). The system (10) also includes a watercraft speed sensor (29) and a master control unit (16) in operable communication with the watercraft speed sensor (29), the helm control system (12), and the direction control system (14). The master control unit (16) includes a position control process (60) for generating the directional command signal (34) in response to the watercraft speed signal (28), the helm torque signal (26) and the helm position signal (22). The master control unit (16) includes a torque control process (70) for generating the helm command signal (36), based on the helm torque signal (26), the helm position signal (22) and the watercraft speed signal (28).

Inventors:
KAUFMANN TIMOTHY W
PETROWSKI JAMES M
MILLSAP SCOTT A
GILLMAN STEPHEN V
CARD JAMES M
Application Number:
US0302378W
Publication Date:
April 08, 2004
Filing Date:
January 24, 2003
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Assignee:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
International Classes:
B63B39/06; B63H25/02; B63H25/04; B63H25/42; (IPC1-7): B63H25/24
Foreign References:
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US6382122B12002-05-07
US20020161499A12002-10-31
US20030019685A12003-01-30
US5244426A1993-09-14
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