THE ROLE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN THE BAY OF FUNDY VESSEL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Ministry of Transport of the Government of Canada is establishing a comprehensive Radar surveillance and radio communications system in the Bay of Fundy area as part of the Ministry's overall Vessel Traffic Management Program. Two shore based remotely controlled Radar sites, each with hot standby, will provide overlapping coverage of the traffic separation zones. These Radars will operate in "X" Band with a minimum 25 KW output, and will use narrow beam horn fed CSC2 antennae with circular polarization for the required poor weather performace. Personnel at the operations center will monitor scan converted bright displays, and will have the use of computerized measurement equipment, real time Radar recording and comprehensive area communications. Marine VHF/FM channels will be designated for each sector, and additional channels for safety communications, MF ship-shore, and Ministry Helicopter or ship operations will be included. All remote transmitters receivers will be operated and monitored from the central direct visual identification of transmitting targets by interfacing with Radar displays. This paper outlines the integration of these systems into the overall Vessel Traffic Management Program.

  • 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  USA  20554
  • Authors:
    • Tumer, MAH
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers O
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM