Patent Number: 6,253,697

Title: Ship provided with a distortion sensor and distortion sensor arrangement for measuring the distortion of a ship

Abstract: An improved ship which incorporates a distortion sensor arrangement. Measurement data supplied by the distortion sensor arrangement is preferably used to correct measurement data supplied by and/or control signals for an on-board directional apparatus. The distortion sensor arrangement preferably includes a hull-mounted laser beam/light sensor combination, and such that the light sensor continuously measures a deflection of the laser beam in response to a distortion of the ship.

Inventors: Brouwer; Jan Klaas (Diepenheim, NL)

Assignee: Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V.

International Classification: B63G 1/00 (20060101); B63B 9/00 (20060101); G01B 11/16 (20060101); B63B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018