MAGNETIC SENSOR FEASIBILITY TEST FOR COAST GUARD VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES

The Coast Guard Office of R & D has an on-going project to test the feasibility of using various sensors in the monitoring of vessel traffic in existing Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) operating areas. This report describes the effort involved in testing magnetic sensors. The report contains a description of both the sensor system configuration and the results of feasibility tests that were performed in Houston, TX and Sault Ste, Marie, MI. As a result of these tests, and based on the conclusions made within this report, it is recommended that magnetic sensors not be used in VTS and that no further R&D effort on magnetic sensors be expended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Drown, T M
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-G-D-51-80 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM