A description of the Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) ship-maneuvering simulator and an overall view of the experimental investigations performed in the three years of facility operation are presented. During this period, CAORF has been engaged in a wide variety of research programs directed toward application to commercial shipping. Among the investigations discussed are (a) a series of simulator experiments that deal witt the effect of computer-based collision-avoidance systems on the performance of bridge watch officers in potential collision situations in the open sea and in restricted waters; (b) an evaluation of a marine radar interrogator-transponder system as an aid in collision avoidance and as a navigation aid to the bridge watch officer; (c) an assessment of the effects of wind speed on the safe docking of carriers of liquefied natural gas; (d) the use of off-line computer simulation to examine conditions for safe passage of large oil tankers (36,000 to 360,000 deadweight MG (40,000 to 400,000 deadweight tons)) through selected straits in the Puget Sound area; and (e) the use of the simulator to analyze operational procedures in approaching and leaving new ports such as the port of Valdez, Alaska, and a new terminal for liquefied natural gas at Port Arun in Sumatra. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Simulation technology and traffic accident records systems
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902952X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-027 294
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1983 12:00AM