The objective is to determine the optimum crew composition for different types of vessel and marine transport systems according to different circumstances, taking into account an increased use of advanced technology.
The ATOMOS (advanced technology to optimize manpower on board ships) project has as its main goal to improve the competitiveness of the EC commercial fleet, through the application of advanced technologies and their integration with suitable manning, optimum crew composite and operational strategies. The result is intended to be a reduction in overall cost via improved system integration and simultaneously to obtain improved operator overview and increased safety.
The work proposed covers the total work programme as defined under Domaine 23 in the EURET workplan (dec. 1990), building upon the basis of existing integrated ship control (ISC) systems, particulary the "Projekt Skib" and "Schiff der Zunkunft" projects, with which the partners have detailed experience, and combining together a number of distinct and important areas into a coherent whole. Given the wide scope of the workplan and the restricted funding available, the majority of the work aims at defining requirements to new systems, interfaces or training needs. However, a number of system prototypes will be produced as requested in the Workplan.
Work is in progress to collect and analyze data, identify requirements and make specifications in the following areas:
economical task analysis;
integrated ship control;
voyage planning and navigation;
damage and emergency control;
diagnosis and alarm handling;
interface to machinery and systems;
design of ship control centre (bridge);
risk analysis and safety evaluation;
built in test systems and fault diagnosis;
data recording and transmission;
documentation and instructions;
future International Maritime Organization requirements to lookout functions;
TASK 1:"Economical task analysis".
TASK 2:"Integrated ship control (ISC)"
TASK 3:"Voyage planning and Navigation"
TASK 4:"Damage and Emergency Control"
TASK 5:"Damage and Emergency Control"
TASK 6:"Diagnosis and Alarm handling"
TASK 7:"Planned Maintenance"
TASK 8:"Interface requirements to machinery and systems"
TASK 9:"Design requirements for ship control center (Bridge)"
TASK 10:"Risk analysis and safety evaluation"
TASK 11:"Requirements to built-in test systems and fault diagnostics"
TASK 12:"Requirements to data recording and transmission"
TASK 13:"Requirements to documentation and instructions"
TASK 14:"Information and communication systems"
TASK 15:"Planned Maintenance"
TASK 16:"Ship Management"
TASK 17:"Future IMO requirement to Lookout functions"
TASK 18:"Future requirements to education"
TASK 19:"Total cost benefit analysis"
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