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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the First Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium, Washington, D.C., August 26-29, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Rinehart, V W
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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