The author feels that it is time to take a long, hard look at how information is presented to the mariner. In this article, he first discusses typical ship's measurements, which he categorizes as pertaining to: navigation, the environment, vessel safety and comfort, machinery, cargo, and alarm conditions. He then discusses the need to present these measurements in a way that makes the information easily assimilable. He describes data networking, which enables measurements from all parts of the ship to be transmitted to a data center over a single cable or fiber optic link, as one possible method for rationalizing ship measurements and presenting data for the greatest benefit to the mariner and operator. An illustration of such a network is the system developed for the Lloyd's Register Voyage Data Recorder, the so-called "Black Box."

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Cuffe, R W
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

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  • Accession Number: 00657206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM