ECONOMICS OF SHIP OPERATION AUTOMATION
This Report presents the results of an extensive study of the economics of ship operation automation conducted on behalf of the Office of Commercial Development, U.S. Maritime Administration. The main objects of the study were to establish the present level of research, development and application of ship operation automation techniques to the merchant fleets of the world, and to determine the economic benefits available from the employment of these techniques in various shipping operations. These objects were achieved by: 1. Assessing foreign status versus the U.S. by means of an extensive literature search and visits to 63 organizations throughout the world. 2. Simulating typical voyages for a wide range of ships using a modified version of the MARAD ship voyage simulation program. 3. Developing a plan for the automation of U.S. steam powered ships and assessing the required and achieved reliability through a newly developed reliability simulation program.
Purdue UniversityLaboratory for Applied Industrial Control
West Lafayette, IN USA 47907
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Automation; Economic analysis; Ship operations; Ship simulators; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic control systems; Economic analysis (Ship operation); Ship automation; Simulated ship operation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170764
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM