Accession Number : ADA267122


Title :   Microprocessor Controlled Instrumentation/Navigation Package for Hostile Marine Environments


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Poitras, Robert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267122.pdf


Report Date : 25 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : Currently, many shipboard instrumentation systems are inoperative or inaccurate when AC power is lost to the bus supplying power to the instrumentation. Instrumentation is also subject to failure when it comes into contact with water during a flooding, fire, or steamline rupture casualty. A small, inexpensive, standardized instrumentation package that is water resistant and capable of being powered from a standby battery power source is needed. This research is directed toward developing such an instrumentation system. To prove the water resistance of the system it was first installed on a windsurfing craft. Water resistant sensors using readily available components were also developed in this project.... 68HC111, Instrumentation, Optical Encoder, Optical Encoder Interface


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , *SHIPBOARD , *INSTRUMENTATION , *RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS) , MICROPROCESSORS , INTERFACES , CASUALTIES , POWER , TROUBLESHOOTING , FAILURE(ELECTRONICS) , CODERS , FLOODING , MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , RUPTURE , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , THESES , WATER , RESISTANCE


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE