Report describes a ship's bridge control console system design sufficiently flexible for use in all ships and trades and concluded to be the optimum combination of equipment needed to carry out the ship's bridge functions in a safe, practical and economically realistic fashion. Details are given for the function, operation, and principal of the ship motion predictor, an experimental equipment developed for this prototype program. The predictor is a device for detecting incipiently dangerous conditions caused by heavy seas, predicting an optimum course of action, and evaluating the result of the corrective action without a trial and error period. The console is also discussed in terms of human engineering principles and operator performance capability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number JA-250-0042.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sperry Piedmont Company

    Division of Sperry Rand Corporation
    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bentkowsky, J
  • Publication Date: 1963-2-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JA-250-0042
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2720
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM