Navigational aids take many forms, ranging from shore-based lights to modern onboard computer systems. This feature takes a look at some of the high-technology equipment and its implications for ship operations. Its first article tells of developments at Krupp Atlas that are in the vanguard of navaid technology. The next discusses integrated bridge systems from Sperry that use a ring distribution network for the transmission of information between sensors and are suitable for one-man bridge operation. The third describes a new radar for river navigation, the RSR 1000 from Kelvin Hughes. The fourth is about the Plath VHF Direction Finder, suitable for use aboard ship and, as recommended by the IMO, at Vessel Traffic Service centers. The final article is a brief item telling how the Baltic port of Klaipeda, in the USSR, has commissioned a vessel traffic control system, and outlining the components of the system.
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- Journal article
- Publication Date: 1989
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Fiber optics; Navigational aids; Radar; Rivers; Ship pilotage; Traffic control
- Geographic Terms: Former Soviet Union
- Old TRIS Terms: Integrated bridge systems; One man bridge; River navigation; Token ring networks
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00658504
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM