SHIPS' AUTOMATION AND WORK STUDY

Capt. C. A. Abramowski

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Abstract: INTRODUCTION THIS PAPER PRESENTS the conclusions drawn from studies and observation of ships’ automation program in recent years. I have written a series of articles in this Journal and in the British Journal, in connection with introduction of the automation on our ships. I have put forth certain propositions and pointed to dangers as these started to show up. They could be predictable, and have been possible to avoid in time. When nearly all new constructions are delivered it is claimed that some degree of automation has been introduced. The extent to which automation is utilized in new designs varies according to the opinions of the technical staffs of individual companies which are greatly influenced by outside sources such as, naval architects, electronic firms, US Navy requirements, inability of our shipyards to produce at reasonable price, desired combination of controls, and last, but not least, various misconceptions of the idea by personnel planning the construction.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 3
Pages: 265 - 267
Cite this article: Abramowski, Capt. C. A., "SHIPS' AUTOMATION AND WORK STUDY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 1968, pp. 265-267.
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