An Automated Conning System, developed under U.S. Maritime Administration sponsorship, has been installed and operationally evaluated aboard the American Export Lines container vessel "EXPORT FREEDOM." The objectives of this development program are to improve the operational capability, safety, reliability, and manning characteristics of U.S. Merchant ships. The implementations chosen include a completely modularized bridge, integrating both advanced equipments and subsystems (satellite navigation, doppler sonar, collision advoidance, computerized Decca, computer-driver trackplotter) with conventional bridge controls and instruments (propulsion, communications, safety) into standardized consoles. The results of the results of the first year shipboard operational test and evaluation program are discussed with particular emphasis on technical performance and economic benefits under conditions of usage by multiple crews of varying motivation and skill level.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United states. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Chernof, J
    • Gross Jr, C H
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers C
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-35410
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM