This paper presents an integrated system for a worldwide vessel traffic management system to cover port-to-port operations. The system is evolutionary in that its design will allow for a development in ship instrumentation and harbor instrumentation to provide an implementation plan for traffic management systems in a meaningful and cost effective manner. The system uses geostationary synchronous satellites for a global communications and data transmission link. Remote equipments either at shore sites or on participating vessels allow communication, navigation, and collision avoidance information to be made available to all vessels. Centralized traffic management centers with attendant electronics for displays, communications, large capacity real time data processing capability and trained personnel provide the necessary 24-hour watch surveillance and other traffic management services.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For availability, write in care of Mr. J. deSpautz.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    Committee on Hazardous Materials
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Hanna Jr, D W
    • deSpautz, J F
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 186

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Committee on Hazardous Materials
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-11,775-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM