UTILIZATION OF MICROCOMPUTERS FOR SHIP AUTOMATION

Based on many years' experience in electrical equipment for ships, Brown Boveri are now utilizing the advantages of modern microcomputers for the new DP 290 System. This stepwise expandable system is composed largely of autonomous modules whose number depends on the extent of the automated tasks to be performed in the engine room and cargo holds. These tasks include the supervision of unmanned mechanical equipment and cargo holds, the sounding of alarms to the crew, as well as the acquisition, processing, and recording of quantities to be measured. The use of microcomputers opens up new possibilities in the area of trend analysis, for example. A high degree of availability, reliability and clarity can be obtained by distributing the jobs to individual sub-systems. No knowledge of computer programming is needed by the operators and they can localize possible trouble to a large extent by means of certain test programs. The DP 290 system has been awarded certificates of approval by the well-known classification societies which are responsible for the aceptance of marine equipment. (No further information in article).

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    Brown Boveri and Company

    CH-5401 Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00149638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Brown Boveri and Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM