Quiescent Period Prediction (QPP) purpose is to provide ship motion conditions and motion predictions with sufficient forecasted time to launch, recover, and complete other motion sensitive tasks regardless of the seaway. QPP operates within a federated architecture system containing measurement instruments such as a Wave Radar system used to map remote sea surfaces several hundred meters in advance of the ship. This enables the computation of future wave forces acting on the vessel. This article describes the development of the QPP System concentrating on test procedures, timely seaway mapping and ship motion characteristics to complete specific motion sensitive task.

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