INTEGRATED BRIDGE AND PROPULSION MACHINERY CONTROL SYSTEMS USING DUAL COMPUTERS AND CRT DISPLAYS

A complex of factors ranging from basic economics through ecological considerations to a developing problem of finding adequate personnel to man ships in the future has focused attention on the application of the latest technology to the needs of the Marine Industry. This paper discusses concepts of computer-based automation such as: man-computer interactive decision systems, functional integration, dual-redundant computers, multi-purpose information displays, modular software and hardware techniques, multiplexing and direct digital control. A functionally integrated bridge system and direct digital controlled steam propulsion plant are described and a method for integrating the two systems using dual computers is presented. The economic advantages to be expected as a result of applying these concepts in planned new construction and to some extent in existing vessels are explored.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at a Joint Meeting of the Metropolitan Sections of SNAME and ASME in New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Sleiertin, R A
  • Publication Date: 1972-9-19

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 10 1973 12:00AM