Since about half of the accidents affecting U.S. shipping happen in harbors and waterways, an experiment is underway to apply air controller techniques to harbor shipping. The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, is establishing a marine traffic system (MTS) in San Francisco. It is planned to consist of two shore-based precision surveillance radars, video processors, computers, and a display group. The system will be passive, and although the operators may supply information to ships in the area they may not interpret radar information or advise masters or pilots in maneuvering their ships. The article describes the equipment in the system and tells their functions and also explains the general plan for operation of the system. The fully automated system is planned to be operative by July, 1973.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
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  • Publication Date: 1972-1-17

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 56-68
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM