The U.S. Navy's primary efforts in ship design have been directed towards improving the ship's weapon system effectiveness. System design concepts, equipment integration, and the application of computer technology have been used extensively for this purpose. Recently, the Navy had become increasingly aware that the cost-effectiveness of the ship as a weapon system can be improved if such technology is applied to reduce manpower. As a result, the Navy has applied human engineering concepts to design an integrated system containing the latest navigation and control equipment for the ship's bridge, an area where conservative, traditional techniques have been slow to change. This paper describes the Integrated Bridge System that the Navy plans to install aboard a destroyer of the FF-1052 class for evaluation not only of the system, but of the reduced manning concepts. The concepts and approaches used for the design of equipment to provide the following functions will be discussed: communications, weapons and ship safety, navigation and collision avoidance, steering and propulsion control, data and voice logging. Features of the system which are new to naval ships are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sperry Systems Management

    Ship Systems Center, 5400 Cherokee Avenue
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22312
  • Authors:
    • Dachos, J
    • Behan, W A
    • Tiblin, B V
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Sperry Rand Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM