AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND TRACKING FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM

The San Francisco Vessel Traffic System (VTS) was conceived as an automated complex that would free the system operators of all routine tasks, permitting them to concentrate on situations requiring human intervention. Accordingly, a radar detection system has been designed to automatically acquire and track all vessels within a defined surveillance region covering the San Francisco Bay and seaward approach to the Golden Gate. The report describes the two major elements comprising the automatic detection and tracking system: a Radar Video Preprocessor (RVP) and a radar computer. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • MacArthur, J L
    • Davis, J M
    • Oden, S F
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL-MSC-73-351 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-03301-B
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM