SHIPBORNE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT. EQUIPMENT RELIABILITY
In connection with the discussion of reliability standards for shipboard navigation equipment, this document was submitted for the information of the IMCO Sub-Committee. The Equipment Reliability Specification (Part V), its supporting documents (Parts III and IV) and the related disucssion of Warranties (Part VI) were developed by Special Committee 65 of the Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM), a joint government-industry advisory group chartered by the US Federal Communications Commission. The documents formed part of the Committee's final report, which included technical specifications for marine radar, collision avoidance aids and interrogator-transponders. Consideration of reliability standards for marine navigation equipment quickly reveals that there are at least two approaches to the problem. On the one hand, the conventional approach would be to specify component reliability for each individual item of equipment. On the other hand, a more general approach describing design and production "philosophy" and general testing parametes can be used. The first approach tends to define quantitative technical criteria, which is normally beyond the scope of an operational performance standard. The second is apt to be so general as to be practically meaningless. The standard falls into the area between too technical and too general. Given the nature of the Special Committee that drafted it, its bias toward the technical is understandable. However, it is one approach to an elusive problem and may serve as a departure point for discussion of the issue.
Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Org101-104 Piccadilly
London W1V 0AE, England
- Publication Date: 1979-12-28
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash avoidance systems; Equipment; Navigation devices; Radar beacons; Radar beacons; Radar devices; Reliability; Standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Equipment standards; Navigation equipment; Standards (Navigation equipment)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00330451
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM