Digital Deadweight Survey Project (2017-428)
- Praeses, LLC
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Fincantieri Marinette Marine
- Conrad Industries
- BAS Engineering
April 2017 – April 2019
NSRP ASE INVESTMENT: $707K
INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: $803K
The general objectives of this project included an analysis of additional ship programs and use cases for implementation of the DDWS tool for carriers, creation of a software development plan that supports adoption of the DDWS application across multiple yards and programs throughout the ship lifecycle, development of an RDF triple store data structure to support reuse of the collected data beyond deadweight surveys, and production implementation of the application at partner shipyards.
Weight surveys are required by the Navy and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) throughout the lifecycle of a ship. Current weight survey processes (including dunnage, incline, planning yard, etc.) are largely manual, paper-based, and labor intensive. Improving weight survey processes will drive efficiencies for multiple stakeholders throughout the multi-year life of a ship. This project built on the success of an NSRP Digital Deadweight Survey (DDWS) panel project to develop a mobile application to modernize and automate deadweight survey processes.
The goal of this effort was to multiply the benefit to both shipyards and customers by eliminating paper-based data silos by supporting a wider variety of programs and activities and capturing the data in a way that makes it useful to downstream processes.
Point of Contact:
Rob Parker | Praeses | firstname.lastname@example.org
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