- Volume 31 Issue 2
A data acquisition and processing system. using an IBM PC, an AD converter, and a printer, has been developed to monitor rapidly and significantly varying signals. The sister takes live signals and computes and displays the trend of the moving averages of the signals in real time. The system has been applied to monitor the shaft horsepower and revolution and the speed of ships for their speed trial. The reliable interpretation of the measured data using moving average can eliminate unnecessary arguments between the owner and yard on the performance of the newly built ships. Other applications of the system-inspection of engine hunting, providing data for ship maneuvering analysis, vibration data analysis, extending to the ship performance monitoring system-are also demonstrated and discussed.