The U.S. Navy has an ongoing project to develop, install, and evaluate (at sea) a modular, militarized bridge control system for new construction ships. Concurrent with the production of technical system design specifications and the fabrication of the prototype system have been human factors and system validation experiments, development of the operational system software on a standard military mini-computer, and the development of simulator inputs to the prototype system which will undergo a shore-based technical evaluation prior to ship installation. The Surface Ship Bridge Control System (SSBCS) includes a main control console operated by two men and portable maneuvering units for use on the bridge wings. The main console comprises integrated functional modules and provides the centralization of critical controls, displays, monitoring devices and communications to reduce bridge watch standing and to enhance the performance of ship conning and control functions on the bridge of a naval surface ship. This paper describes the Surface Ship Bridge Control System Console and the program development effort.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth Ship Control Systems Symposium, The Hague, 27-31 October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Gawitt, M A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00323595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM