Preliminary design considerations for a shipboard damage control monitoring system.

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Authors
Jordan, James Abel Jr.
Subjects
fire and flooding detection
damage control monitoring
remote data acquisition
computer controlled monitoring
power line carrier data transmission
Advisors
Powers, V. Michael
Date of Issue
1976-12
Date
December 1976
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
At present ships are monitored for fire, flooding, and other casualties by watches such as the Sounding and Security Watch, but casualties still cause millions of dollars of damage each year. The need for a damage control monitoring system is discussed in detail and the design requirements for a system are identified. A number of alternatives for a monitoring system are examined, and one of these alternatives is recommended for implementation and prototype testing. The proposed system, which uses a network of fire and flooding detectors in individual compartments connected via a power line carrier to a central processor, can be developed at exceptionally low risk using existing technology and at a price that can be afforded. The system would provide comprehensive damage control monitoring, and could be adapted to include equipment monitoring, record keeping, and analysis functions.
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Physics and Chemistry
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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