DESIGN OF THE SHIP COURSE CONTROL SYSTEM
The design of the ship course control system is divided into the following phases: defining target of control and requirements; developing a mathematical model - identification; analysis of the model; synthesis of the control system; validation of the control system characteristics, computer simulation; and implementation. The designed control system consists two controllers. The characteristics of the controllers are selected in such a way that the properties of the control system with the rate of turn controller are modelled by the first-order inertia, while the system with the course keeping controller is modelled by a second-order linear term. The control system was tested on the lake using physical isomorphic model of ship.