RADIO AIDS TO NAVIGATION REQUIREMENTS: THE 1988 SIMULATOR EXPERIMENT; INTERIM REPT

This report describes a man in the loop simulation experiment conducted to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in evaluating a requirement in the 1986 Federal Radionavigation Plan for an 8 to 20 meter (2 drms) system accuracy for piloting in restricted waterways. A variety of system accuracies were evaluated in several visibilities and with several display devices. All system accuracies and device displays supported performance approximating a visual piloting baseline in the straightways. Turn performance was more sensitive to differences among conditions and was very poor in zero visibility. The findings support near-term implementation of such systems as electronic ranges or reduced visibility enhancements, but not as zero visibility/all-weather systems. Keywords: Electronic navigational systems, Radio aids to navigation, All weather marine navigation, Marine piloting, Marine simulation, Restricted waters, Navigation. (SDW)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ship Analytics, Inc.

    North Stonington, CT  United States 

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Gynther, J W
    • Smith, M W
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-08-90
  • Contract Numbers: DTCG23-86-C-20030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM