FLEET MANAGEMENT EXPERIMENTS WITH THE ATS-6 SATELLITE L-BAND SYSTEM

This paper describes recent tests which were conducted with two U.S. flag ships equipped with L-band satellite terminals, utilizing NASA's ATS-6 satellite and the facilities of the MarAd Maritime Coordination Center (MCC) and earth station at Kings Point, New York. This report is limited to the fleet management aspects of the tests in which teletype, voice and facsimile modes of communication were used to (1) trasmit ship performance data from the participating ships to their respective company offices and (2) transmit timely weather forecasts, navigation warning reports (hydrolants) and other services information from the MCC to the ships. A summarization of the fleet management tests are described with observations on the results and recommendations for methods of improving future applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers, RTCM St. Louis Assembly Meeting, April 28-30, 1975, with the participation of Water Resource Congress, Volume 3, Ship Collision Avoidance Techniques and Maritime Satellite Communication Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, M W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM