RECREATIONAL BOATERS REQUIREMENTS AND METHODS OF DISTRESS NOTIFICATION USING VISUAL SIGNALS
An approach is described which permits the systematic establishment of measures of effectiveness, determines the extent of need for visual distress devices, establishes requirements and estimates capabilities of devices, then matches estimated device capabilities against requirements. The extent of need for visual distress signals is established on the basis of an analysis of Boating Accident Reports using fault tree techniques. Parameter combinations involved in these cases are analyzed and used to synthesize body-of-water/use scenarios which define the requirements for visual distress signals. The characteristics and capabilities of various types of such signals are then reviewed and matched against the requirements. Additional data and test requirements are determined and a program for meeting these requirements is recommended.
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United States Coast GuardOffice of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
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- CORNELL, M
- Bratton, L
- Publication Date: 1975-1-23
- Pagination: 133 p.
- TRT Terms: Boats; Crashes; Detection and identification; Detectors; Distress signals; Economic efficiency; Pyrotechnics; Recreation; Safety; Signal lights; Signals; Specifications; Surveys; Test procedures
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Requirement
- Old TRIS Terms: Visual signals
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090399
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ORI-TR-889 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-31446-A
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM