Self-Positioning of a Floating Platform

Hiroshi Isshiki, Hideyuki Niizato


Self-positioning methods of a floating platform, namely methods to keep the position of a floating platform in current or wind without anchoring to the sea floor or without using externally supplied energy are discussed. Energy extracted from the current and/or wind is used for the self-positioning. More specifically, the energy is extracted from the current using the energy harvesting turbine and is used for the thrust generating turbine. The self-positioning using a method similar to the tucking of a sail boat is also possible using the thrust generating and energy harvesting turbines.


Self-Positioning, Floating body and ship, Current and wind, Turbine and sail, Navigation

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