A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT SHIP COLLISIONS WITH SELECTED DRAW/LIFT BRIDGES
The collision of an ocean going freighter with the Sidney Lanier Bridge in 1972, and subsequent collisions between ships and bridges spanning the State's navigable waterways led the Georgia Department of Transportation to fund this study to determine if an electronic sensor can be developed to warn of an impending collision between a ship and a bridge before impact. It was concluded that a radar warning system could be designed and built that would diminish the possibility of future collisions with the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick, Georgia. A radar sensor, computerized signal processor, ship's pilot display and bridgetender's display system for the purpose of collision avoidance is detailed in this report. (Modified author abstract)
- Sponsored in part by Georgia Dept. of Transportation, Atlanta.
University of Georgia, ExperimentGeorgia Experiment Station
Experiment, GA United States
Georgia Department of TransportationOne Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA United States 30308
- Greneker, E F
- Miller, T M
- Eaves, J L
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Crash avoidance systems; Crashes; Inland waterways traffic; Monitoring; Navigation; Navigation radar; Radar; Remote sensing
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge collisions; Remote monitoring; Waterway navigation
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00072434
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM