MULTIPLEX INFORMATION TRANSFER SYSTEM (MITS)--A DESIGN FOR LOWER SHIP COST AND MORE EFFECTIVE AUTOMATION

The trends in ship construction have been toward larger sizes, increased use of sensors located at widely dispersed locations, more automation to reduce manpower, and more complicated data processing for collision avoidance, load balancing, optimal speed/course control, etc. The results of these trends are large increases in cable requirements, increases in labor/material costs, and longer construction time in shipyards, all of which result in higher ship cost. The Multiplex Information Transfer System (MITS) provides one approach to reducing the cost of ship construction and enabling more efficient automation of routine operations. MITS is a single information transfer system for the entire ship and is modular in design to fit a variety of ships. MITS lower costs by eliminating cables and simpifying ship construction. It enables more effective automation because all data throughout the ship are available at any desired location in the ship. Thus, functions such as automatic condition monitoring, remote propulsion control, equipment degradation analysis, etc., can be performed with greater simplicity than ever before.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 537-563
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: North-Holland Publishing Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM