MICRO-ELECTRONICS IN BRIDGE CONTROL SYSTEMS
A lack of flexibility in the electronics of bridge control systems, resulting in a considerable amount of re-design if modifications or additions were required, has been overcome by the micro-processor. This integrated but not "dedicated" circuit, which receives instructions from a programming unit, can form a building block for a complete automation system, and this type of system is likely to become of great importance for the monitoring and bridge control of main and auxiliary machinery. The ASEA company markets a system of this type, and the first ships equipped with it are now entering service. The article describes and discusses this system, which embodies the company's DS-8 units (see MRIS abstract No. 21-157847) using it as an example to illustrate the extent to which micro-electronics can fulfill the requirements of a good bridge-control system. Order from: BSRA as No. 46,733.
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Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited33-39 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1P 1AH, England
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Automatic vessel control; Automation; Bridges (Ships); Electronic equipment; Machinery; Microprocessors; Monitoring
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic bridge systems; Automatic control systems; Bridge automation; Electronic systems; Microprocessor applications; Shipboard automation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170748
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM