The report presents the results of a study of the communications requirements of the companies operating on the inland waterways, encompassing the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Warrior and Missouri rivers and a portion of the Inter-coastal Waterway. Industry communications requirements are presented in detail, leading to the development of several alternative system concepts for an integrated Inland Waterways Communications System. A detailed evaluation of the hypothesized alternatives is presented and the preferred system concept is recommended. The implementation characteristics of the preferred system concept are described, as are the type of organization required to operate the system and the regulatory environment in which the system will operate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in paper copy, set of 3 reports as COM-74-11104, Set. Volume 2, COM-74-11106, Study Report, PC $5.50; Microfiche $1.45; and Volume 3, COM-74-11103, Appendixes, PC $7.25; Microfiche, $1.45.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21401
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0639-01-1-1295-Vol-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3-36258
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1978 12:00AM