Sensors are the eyes and ears of your automation. Their health (i.e. accuracy and reliability) is essential to all shipboard monitoring and control functions that require reliable data to synthesize decisions, which pretty much includes everything. What is surprising is that, even with this critical role in machinery control, sensor health has received scant attention in the marine industry. In fact, they represent the weak link in modern automation and control systems, from both a safety and a health monitoring perspective.
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