The communication and navigation services currently provided to maritime transportation vehicles leave much to be desired in meeting their requirements. Similarly, navigation systems used by the maritime industry is poorly integrated. This situation has been barely adequate in the past but will be highly inadequate in the future. A systems approach to the needed maritime telecommunication services is proposed. Utilization of new techniques in computers, space telecommunications, and ship control subsystems can be combined to provide an integrated system for effective and efficient ship systems. Some economic and conceptual factors are also examined. Needs of the maritime industry in this area and some ways in which an integrated system could be implemented are explored. The capability of reaching a goal of integrated maritime telecommunications is found to be potentially possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United States. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Feigleson, H A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM