The Integrated Navigation and Collision Avoidance System (INCAS) is designed to improve the safety and efficiency of ship operation by increased automation of the navigation and collision avoidance functions. It is intended that the navigator's knowledge and judgment be augmented by the preprogramming of all known information relating to the selected route and by the continuous and automatic assessment of dangers represented by passing vessels and other obstacles to navigation. The system utilizes a general purpose digital computer, which operates as a central processor for the data provided by the shipboard sensors. The information resulting from this integration and computation is displayed to ship personnel in a form which is easily understandable and requires no operator manipulation or calculation; automatic alarms are also provided. The data compilation and computation, coupled with displays and alarms, restores the watch officer to his decision making role and leaves him unburdened to properly ensure the safety of his vessel. Due to system design, the central data processor may be expanded to operate with other sensors to perform additional tasks.

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    • Paper presented at National Marine Navigation Meeting 10/14/70
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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Chase, K H
    • Tiblin, B V
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00019542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM