COMPUTER-BASED SHIP AUTOMATION DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ABROAD

Since the mid 1960's digital computers have been used on board an increasing number of merchant ships for a wide range of applications. This paper reviews the progress made in the United Kingdom and several overseas countries with particular reference to Scandinavia and Japan. An introduction to computer-based automation systems is included for the benefit of readers from other disciplines. An important feature is a review of operational experience with Computer-based shipboard equipment based upon the cumulative experience of several ship operators. This review indicates that despite some initial disillusionment, most ship owners with experience of modern equipment are satisfied with the reliability and operational performance of computer-based systems.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 11-26

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM