UNITED STATES NAVY'S "DESIGN WORK STUDY" APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHIPBOARD CONTROL SYSTEMS

This paper discusses a system analysis technique called "Design Work Study" , that is used by the U. S. Navy for the development of improved ship control systems. The Design Work Study approach is one which brings about the most efficient and cost effective man-machine combination for the ship control functions. Adherence to this process insures that the advantages of automation are balanced against incurred operational and maintenance expense. In order to explain the techniques that are used for this process, the authors present a brief summary of the Design Work Study approach for optimizing shipboard control systems, including an explanation of the formal procedural tools that are applicable. In addition, a practical case study of ship control system design for one of the latest classes of Navy destroyers is presented. This example illustrates the resultant savings and benefits that can be realized by a judicious application of this technique.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Plato, A I
    • Gambrel Jr, W D
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 62-74
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  • Accession Number: 00156852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM