PILOTAGE WATERS VESSEL POSITION REPORTING SYSTEM
Vessel Position Reporting Systems based on radar would be difficult to implement in areas such as the Chesapeake Bay where several transmitters would have to be installed and maintained because of the Bay's size. An alternative configuration would be for the pilots to carry aboard a small Loran receiver. This receiver would contain an audio modulator that would send time delays back to the port captain via the normal radio communications channels now used. A demodulator on shore would be connected to a computer which would then maintain the track of each ship whose pilots carried aboard the Loran equipment. The system could be implemented slowly, so that there would be no large yearly capital outlay before its benefits could be realized. There would probably be no additional use of the RF spectrum, and there would be little technological risk in implementation.
- Symposium Papers of the RTCM Assembly Meeting, 23-26 April 1979, San Francisco. Volume 5, Radiodetermination (Section OF).
Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services/Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC USA 20554
- Denzler, DWR
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Communication systems; Loran C; Maneuvering; Pilotage; Position fixing; Radio; Very high frequency; Vessel traffic control
- Geographic Terms: Chesapeake Bay
- Old TRIS Terms: Position finding; Restricted water operation; Vhf communications
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00309021
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 155-79/DO-115 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM