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Condition monitoring for automated ferries


Sardar, A and Jayasinghe, S and Anantharaman, M, Condition monitoring for automated ferries, Proceedings of IAMU AGA 18, 11-14 October 2017, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 524-532. ISBN 978-954-8991-96-4 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Automated ferries can be considered as an important step along the road to autonomous vessels(Levander, 2017). With the currently available technologies, ferries can easily be automated to perform predefined journeys. This means that it can be retro-fitted to many existing ferries around the world, creating significant scope for the future roll out of the concept. The shift from having a crew on board to having land-based technicians/operators observing and/or controlling the ferry remotely will no doubt revolutionize the ferry industry (Andrews, 2016). Even though the idea is promising the major challenge is to make the operation reliable and safe.

This paper aims at investigating the important of continuous monitoring of the conditions of key elements to achieve high reliability in future automated ferries. The full paper will identify key elements in an automated ferry such as propulsion system and power generation system and lists the parameters that should be monitored in these systems to assess their condition. Moreover, algorithms that can be used to assess the health of individual subsystems, and development of a reliability centered maintenance program for the ferry will be discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:automated ships, condition monitoring
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy efficiency
Objective Field:Transport energy efficiency
UTAS Author:Sardar, A (Mr Abdullah Sardar)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, S (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Anantharaman, M (Dr Mohan Anantharaman)
ID Code:120771
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-04-18

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