THE ROLE OF THE DIGITAL CHART IN THE BRIDGE OF THE FUTURE

The use of digital chart data is a vital element of bridge systems of the future. The author first explains the requirements that commercial users have with regard to such data. He then goes on to describe an integrated navigation system that responds to those requirements. Produced by Sperry Marine, Inc., the system has a rasterscan radar unit with built-in ARPA. It provides for a number of digital maps (NAVLINES) to be created at the radar, stored, and used in conjunction with defined navigation marks to aid the navigation function. The map data can be entered directly at the Touchscreen operator control or indirectly in the form of lat/long data or range-and-bearing data. The charts provide a major foundation for efficiency improvement and form the background against which other vessel planning and control routines are exercised. A more extensive total integrated bridge system is also available, and is modular in its configuration.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Bowes, K W
  • Publication Date: 1989-3

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  • Accession Number: 00657372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM