An Introduction to Ship Automation and Control Systems
by Stefani, Alex
Revised ed. Automation is important to the design and operation of modern vessels. This book explains the progress of automation from the early period until today, the technology developments and the design and engineering of the system, includingthe approval aspects by classification systems. Other chapters are dedicated tothe main components of automation from field equipment to computers and networks, the testing and operation procedures, and some advanced applications of control systems. The book ends with future views of the directions of integrated automation and controls.