A collision-avoidance system (CAS) is a radar-based device that evaluates the possibility of collision with other vessels and assists the navigator in steering a safe course. It works by plotting the courses and speeds of other vessels in the area relative to the movement of the host ship. The article describes systems available from several manufacturers. Although they differ in the methods they use to generate and display information, all have proven able to assess potential threats much more quickly and reliably than manual plotting. The article also discusses the Krupp Atlas-Elektronik's new Atlas radar set, Raytheon Marine's TM/AC system, Kelvin Hughes Situation Display, The Decca Anti-Collision, and a Computer Memory Radar System.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: p. 52-54
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  • Accession Number: 00172839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Engineering/Log
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM