MARITIME ADMINISTRATION'S COMPUTER AIDED OPERATIONS RESEARCH FACILITY
Availability of modern technology and a continuing worldwide high level of maritime accidents have led the Maritime Administration to develop a highly realistic ship simulator to investigate such problems and their solutions. The Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) consists of a ship's bridge (complete with instrumentation, including radar), an external visual scene, a control station, and necessary computers and software. Ship operations is seen as a complex set of interactions between the human operator, the bridge, the ship and the outside world. By studying the interactions between these elements, especially the human factors, a better understanding of mariners' operating decisions and the factors that influence them will be obtained. Research problems include those involving selection and training of personnel, design of bridge equipment, ships' maneuvering characteristics, and the design of such external features as ports and waterways, vessel traffic systems, and rules of the road. CAORF will be available to other government agencies and private industry on a mutally acceptable basis.
- Presented at the First Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium, Washington, D.C., August 26-29, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Rinehart, V W
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Navigation processes; Ship motion; Ship simulators; Simulation; Training
- Old TRIS Terms: Navigation procedures
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00126933
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: #5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM