HUMAN ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS IN DESIGN OF INFORMATION DISPLAYS FOR MACHINERY CONTROL CONSOLES OF FUTURE NAVAL SHIPS

As the Canadian Patrol Frigate project is developed, studies are being undertaken by the Canadian Forces of a machinery control system which will be significantly different from control systems in existing naval ships. A conceptual design has been developed in which a fully digital control system will support the implementation of electronic information displays. Such systems offer unique capabilities for information display as compared to the capabilities of conventional process control instrumentation. This paper discusses some of the major human engineering considerations relevent to the design of information displays for naval ship machinery control consoles. Existing machinery control console information display concepts are assessed from a human engineering perspective. Information requirements of the watchkeeper as supervisory controller and of the watchsupervisor as executive supervisory controller are discussed. In particular, emphasis is placed upon basic techniques for reducing operator workload in the context of CRT display systems. Lastly, a brief description is given of both the graphic and alphanumeric display pages which might be implemented in a machinery control console having only CRT displays.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Gorrell, E L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM