The Standardized Bridge Program, Phase II, prepared for MarAd by Eclectech Associates, Inc., reports the conduct and findings of a program for the development of a standardized ship's bridge. The study specifically addresses the design of a centralized, advanced bridge display envisioned for implementation aboard future merchant vessels. Proposed and existing bridge systems were reviewed to identify potential requirements for the presentation of information. Ten advanced display formats were evaluated through human factors design critique and simulation. Scenarios of an 80,000 DWT tanker in New York's harbor were administered to masters and pilots licensed for the area. Measures of deck officer effectiveness showed improvement in track-keeping performance as the result of displaying predictor steering information. Recommendations are presented for the design and integration of advanced displays which present maritime sonar, lookout assist, navigation lines, intended track and system correlation information.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Eclectech Associates, Incorporated

    Post Office Box 178, Route 2, Technology Park
    North Stonington, CT  United States  06359

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, R B
    • Bertsche, W R
    • Logan, K P
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38011
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM