SAN FRANCISCO VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM TEST OF THE TRAFFIC ANALYSIS AND DISPLAY SUBSYSTEM

The report presents an experimental and analytical study of the traffic Analysis and Display subsystem (TAD) of the San Francisco Experimental Vessel Traffic System (VTS). The San Francisco Experimental VTS was designed to demonstrate the potential of a computer controlled automatic VTS that utilizes both radar sensors and voluntary movement reports from vessel in contiguous areas not served by radar coverage. Experimental studies were conducted to confirm performance parameters of the available operator services and the several modes of operation of the TAD subsystem, and to investigate a limited number of its human engineering characteristics. Analytical studies of the computer software design and its compatibility with the TAD hardware characteristics and VTS system performance requirements were made for the purpose of determining the potential for application of the VTS concept to other harbor traffic situations. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gutheim, G C
    • Hanes, R M
    • Downer, D G
    • Frock, J R
    • Walters, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 356 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL-FS-74-100
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-03301-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM