As a follow-up to the intensive study program in the U.S. during 1970 and 1971 relating to Maritime Satellites (MARSAT), the Maritime Administration undertook a Phase II MARSAT Experimental Design, Development and Test Program for the U.S. Merchant Fleet. Toward this end, the American Institute of Merchant Shipping sponsored a study of user requirements for such services and the techniques to be used in testing and evaluating the required space, shipboard and shorebased equipment, procedures and personnel. This paper presents the preliminary results of this on-going user requirements and test plan definition study for the experimental use of satellite services to interconnect ships at sea to shipping offices via a shore-based experimental Maritime Data Center (MDC). One year of pre-operational trials are contemplated commencing approximately in July 1972.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 24-26th 1972 New Orleans RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1--Papers AA and A thru F-Marine Traffic Systems, Volume 2--Papers G thru L-Safe Ship Operations, Volume 3--Papers M thru Q-Maritime Satellite Systems, Volume 4--Papers R thru A-Trends in Maritime Communications. Sold only as a complete four volume set $10.00 per set.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Mendoza, B A
    • Fitzgerald, E P
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM