Human factors specialists observed and measured the performance of watchstanders at four Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) centers: Houston-Galveston, Puget Sound, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Analysis of the data yielded results amenable to mathematical modeling for generalized evaluation and prediction of VTS watchstander performance. The report discusses implications of the data for the design and use of equipment (including computers), communications facilities, operational procedures, and personnel selection and training methods. Fourteen recommendations are offered for consideration in the operation of current VTS's and the plannning of future systems. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Devoe, D B
    • Abernethy, C N
    • Royal, J W
    • Kearns, K J
    • Rudich, R A
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-USCG-79-5, USCG-D-44-79
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2002 12:00AM