MERCHANT SHIP AUTOMATION STUDY. AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF ENGINEERING FUNCTIONS

A description is given of the main propulsion units (or powerplants) considered for economic evaluation and a description of the general approach adopted in performing the study of the feasibility of automating the engineering functions for the various main propulsion units and auxiliary systems. These sections are followed by detailed descriptions of the technical and economic analyses for each case studied. The data presented include the identification of control and equipment problems, a description of the method and degree of automation selected, reliability and maintenance considerations, effects on system performance, the role and size of the crew, and the cost of the automatic control equipment for each of the engineering functions associated with the particular main propulsion unit and ship generation studied. For each case, the decision as to the best economic balance between manual and automated operations is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clayton, C T
    • Botwin, L
  • Publication Date: 1961-4-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 346 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Norden 262R0014 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2228
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM