In the early 1970s many shipowners were still learning to cope with the UMS level of automation and with the reliability problems of new types of electronic equipment. Any thoughts of further automation were a long way from their minds. In the meantime we find that developments in electronics have taken a quantum step forward and offer many possibilities pressing for decisions with regard to ship automation and control. At the start of a new decade, Mr. J. Morrison and Mr. E. J. Harding of the British Ship Research Association look ahead and present, as realistically as possible, the changes which may well take place in the field of marine automation during the 1980s. Many of the conclusions are based upon the results of a comprehensive programme of research and development which is being undertaken by BSRA on behalf of British Shipbuilders.

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    • This paper was presented in the Automation for Reduced Manning session of the 1980 International Marine Propulsion Conference, March 5/6, in London.
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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Morrison, J
    • Harding, E J
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00316448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM