The Integrated Bridge System design was derived by consolidating and integrating communications and displays into a centralized work station and by automating certain piloting/navigation/collision avoidance and logging functions. The evaluation, which commenced on USS McCandless (FF-1084) in January 1977, was designed to collect data in four general areas: 1) manning, 2) operational effectiveness, 3) operational stability of the equipment in a Navy environment, and 4) detailed design features data required for possible follow-on efforts in bridge designs. The "at-sea" evaluation demonstrated that bridge watch functions can be performed as effectively or more effectively with significantly fewer people.

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    • Paper presented on ASNE Day 1978, May 4-5, 1978, Washington, D.C.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Puckett, L J
    • Sniffin, R A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00173532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Engineers Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM