A computer model was written to simulate errors associated with the Coast Guard aids to navigation positioning process with emphasis placed on finding average effects of errors in the system. A mathematical expectation approach was used to model random system elements. The model routines have been designed to study specific positioning situations or, by use of Monte Carlo Methods, a variety of situations as a group. The model was designed for use in planning within the aid positioning macrostructure. For planning purposes, the probability that the resulting position lies within a specific circular region is a meaningful measure of positioning success. The model was exercised for numerous cases and offers a priority listing of errors. (Author)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Millbach, M A
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-8/80, USCG-D-53-80
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2002 12:00AM