ING3306 Automation of Ships and Weapons Systems

Course code: 
ING3306
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Automasjon av skips- og våpentekniske systemer
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Credits: 
10
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2023 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2023 Spring
Person in charge: 
Alexander Sauter
Course content

Good knowledge of automated units and general control technology is important in engineering. The course provides the foundation for PLC programming, system topology, communication and operator systems, specifically aimed at marine units such as propulsion machinery, auxiliary systems and safety systems.

The course covers the following academic content: Programming PLC: The architecture and function of PLC, hardware and communication configuration; Programme structure: POU, functions and function blocks, use of digital and analogue inputs and outputs; programming of control systems; hardware, process network and software troubleshooting. Control technology theory: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, process control, process shutdown and emergency shutdown systems, structured design and documentation of PLC programs, general instrumentation and smart instruments, instrumentation in potentially explosive areas, network and communication on naval vessels with an emphasis on fieldbus.

The course follows the STCW code tables: A-III/6, A-III/7 and STCW function: Electrical, electronic and control systems at operational and support levels, maintenance and repairs at operational and support levels.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • describe key concepts and methods in control technology, PLC programming, system topology, communication and operator systems
  • explain how local networks and the Internet function: Ethernet and Wi-Fi, TCP/IP
  • demonstrate an academic foundation for courses based on control technology and basic PLC programming
  • demonstrate a general understanding of the operation and technology of automated facilities

Skills

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:  

  • use relevant terminology for automated facilities in naval vessels
  • explain basic methods in control technology, PLC programming and automated facilities
  • use knowledge of automated marine technical facilities and is able to carry out troubleshooting of these
  • configure and programme a PLC
  • analyse simple situations in the use of local networks and the Internet

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to: 

  • demonstrate insight into automated facilities in naval vessels
  • share his/her knowledge about automated facilities in naval vessels
Working and learning activities
  • Eight hours/week teaching, of which four hours are theory and four hours are practical laboratory exercises
  • Curriculum review using questions/discussions
  • Computer programming exercises with PLC programme simulation
  • PLC programming exercises with computer connected to a PLC and input and output equipment
  • Solving exercises and review by student/teacher
  • Student presentations, compulsory written assignments, tutorials and independent study.
  • Project
  • Tests
Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Curriculum
  • Hanssen, D. H. (2015). Programmerbare logiske styringer. En praktisk tilnærming til IEC 61131-3 - Basert på CODESYS (4. utg.). Fagbokforlaget, ISBN 9788245017977.
  • Assev, S. M., & Mikalsen, A. B. (2012). Drift av lokalnettverk. Design og sikkerhet (7. utg.). TISIP/Akademika forlag, ISBN 9788232100378.
  • Datablader og håndbøker fra PLS-leverandør.
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Øvinger Required
Prosjekt1 Not required
Tester2 Required
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Skriftlig eksamenIndividual4HoursA-F45 %Not required
MappevurderingIndividual -A-F55 %Not required
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Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Grouping:Individual
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Authors: 
Terje Fykse
Approval signature: 
Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018