The characteristics of the new super-cavitating or super-ventilating sections show that the lift/drag ratio increases very rapidly. In order to maintain optimal performance very rapid and precise control is required involving the use of new actuator types. Ecospeed Marine calls this new control technology ‘MICRO-CONTROL’
The MICRO-CONTROL system includes an integrated multi-channel high band-width Inertial Navigation System which enables the combined use of the hydrofoils and the propulsion system to make rapid and very small responses to variations due to the incoming flow conditions caused by waves or other disturbances.
Vessel Control & Safety
The MICRO-CONTROL system enables continuous Thrust Vectoring such that the combined for/aft and lateral thrust of the two (or four) stern-mounted propulsion systems enable ‘Point and Go’ and acceleration or braking performance to follow dual axis joystick or navigation system inputs. The braking is an important safety factor. Vibration and Shock Loading have been substantially dampened with Ecospeed’s motion control system