Development of a Generalized Onboard Response Monitoring System. Phase 1
OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CORP ESCONDIDO CA
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Design specifications for a standard Ship Response Monitor SRM are developed on the basis of an analysis of performance requirements. Issues addressed in the analysis of performance requirements include major and optional system functions, sensors and interfacing, packaging, displays and controls, and selection of an appropriate controller. Cost implications for the options reviewed are discussed and recommendations for the basic SRM are developed. It is concluded that to insure acceptance by operating companies, the SRM should be designed as a single function bridge instrument which can be purchased or installed for between 30,000 and 40,000. Based on these conclusions a design is developed and specifications are given for the unit to be evaluated during Phase II of the project. The recommended design consists of standard industrial measurement and control hardware operating under control of software written in a high level language. This will provide transportability to alternate hardware if so desired in the future. The evaluation unit should be provided with two standard accelerometers and two to four additional sensors to be selected by the operating company. The unit should be configured such that variations in packaging, displays and controls are evaluated.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods