An integrated bridge system (IBS) is defined as a combination of systems which are interconnected in order to allow centralized access to sensor information or command/control from workstations, with the aim of increasing safe and efficient ship’s management by suitably qualified personnel.
Features of IBS:
- Computer Processor and Network.
- Controls information from the ship’s navigation sensors and the flow of information between various remotely located system components/sensors
- Outputs can be to electronic charts for complete navigation and tactical picture
- Chart – at the heart of IBS
- System display
- Planning station
- Control system