International legislation places strict requirements on the safety of navigation and the marine environment. One of the solutions to this problem is to enhance ship navigation control and maintenance with extensive use of information technology, which has largely contributed to the growth of communication technology. On the basis of an analysis of ship systems automation in the past, this paper deals with the developments and improvements expected in the near future. Four generations of shipboard automation are presented, including the characteristics and requirements that the automation of ship control and monitoring systems must fulfill in order to be classified under a particular generation. Fields of further enhancement are considered as these will be decisive in increasing the efficiency of business operations and ship safety. For the purpose of supporting the aforementioned claims, actual trends in the development of standards, equipment, and systems have been analyzed as well as their impact on ship owners and crews.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Tomas, V
    • Vlahinic, I
    • Segulja, I
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 209-214
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  • Accession Number: 00794435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2000 12:00AM