Greatly reduced probability of collision can be achieved through the use of an automated collision avoidance aid that permits rapid assessment of the situation and the determination of a safe, efficient maneuver. Types of operational collision avoidance systems are reviewed and compared. The mix of moving and fixed hazards is one problem that the system must handle. Tidal currents and winds can complicate the maneuvering solution. It is shown that the use of the predicted-area-of-danger (PAD) as a collision avoidance concept overcomes the problems peculiar to maneuvering in offshore gas and oil fields. Experience with the highly successful use of the PAD concept in the dense traffic of the English Channel is reviewed.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1291-99
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM