Based on concern for a systematic balance of public safety, environmental protection, and economic efficiency, a broad approach to ship control systems is required, to include regulatory environments, waterways, aids to navigation, and coordinated communication and management by all affected parties. In support of this concept several analytic tools for Risk Management are being developed in the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Research and Development. One analytic technique, the mathematical modeling of a collision region, is presented here. This concept supplements existing concepts of vessel effective domain and evasion area. The collision region is a scenario-dependent segment of vessel track in which the physical possibility of collision exists. The model is potentially useful for research in support of maritime regulatory management. It may also find applications in mariner training; it has limited applicability to collision avoidance radar systems, but application to all scenarios is currently somewhat remote.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Ship Control Systems Symposium, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Naval College

    P-de Hoochweg
    129 Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Gardenier, J S
    • Stoehr, L A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00323594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM