INTEGRATION OF FISHING VESSEL INSTRUMENTATION UNDER A SINGLE COMPUTER UMBRELLA

A system integrating wheelhouse instrumentation and machinery controls is proposed. Installed on the bridge, such a system would consist of a computer, special software, and interface couplings and computer-controlled mechanisms fitted to the vessel's electronics and machinery. Centered on one or more display screens/monitors, it would replace most of the present monitoring equipment, separate controls, switchboards, and consoles that are crowding present-day wheelhouses. It can process inputs from (1) radio-navigational equipment; (2) vessels's own surface sensors; (3) ship's and propulsion systems monitoring instruments; (4) underwater sensing instruments; and (5) current information input by crew. The system would provide control and display of instruments and machinery via keyboard and computer screens at a number of terminals, issue warnings and summons, execute automatically routine functions and emergency commands, and monitor vessel's fishing, steaming, and economic performance.

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  • Accession Number: 00660003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM