POLLED LORAN-C DISPLAY SYSTEM (PLDS) DEMONSTRATION AT VTS VALDEZ AK

This report describes the installation and demonstration of the polled Loran-C display system (PLDS) at VTS Valdez Ak. The PLDS is a computer based position monitoring system that uses Loran-C time difference data transmitted over VHF-FM radio links to monitor the positions of cooperating vessels. The demonstration was intended to test the feasibility of using the system to monitor the positions of taps tankers as they transit Prince William sound to call at Valdez to load crude oil from the Trans-Alaskan pipeline.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Drown, T M
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-48-80
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM