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, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00170748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM