AUTOMATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS

This paper reviews the level of bridge automation that is the current operating practice of Italian ship operators on larger tankers. Systems described include such advanced equipments as computerized Collision Avoidance, Satellite Navigation and Omega, and Stress Prediction. Other features include dual gyros, radars, speed sources, and even redundant computers. The Lolli-Ghetti Integrated Navigation System was designed to meet the operational requirements of today's supertankers and to provide an expansion capability that will meet the requirements of tomorrow. The final decision was a compromise that involved operational requiremnts, projected requirements, alternate state-of-the-art equipment, conventional bridge equipment packages and economic tradeoffs. Key system features include: High reliability, provided by redundancy and interswitching of all sensors between two computers; advanced equipments including doppler docking, computerized Omega, and the Collision Avoidance System, and duplication of conventional equipments, including radar, gyrocompasses, and two speed logs. A final aspect of the design is the selection of computerized capabilities that will provide sufficient capability for today and anticipate expansion in the near future. This paper reviews the Lolli-Ghetti Integrated Navigation system in depth and then focuses on an alternative system, the Lauro Navigation System. Finally, the paper projects future maritime system developments.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    John Adam House, John Adam Street
    London WC2N 6JH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mora, T D
    • Gambardella, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 26-30
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  • Accession Number: 00084612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM