The MANAV concept was initiated in 1967 as a joint Esso/Ministry of Technology <MINTECH> study with the aim of developing an integrated navigation system to ensure the safe operation of the VLCCs which were then coming into service. The <then> Decca Company's involvement began in 1971 with the requirement to bring together in one console the coordinated information from a variety of sources necessary for the safe and efficient passage making of the ship. The paper presents a summary of fourteen years' progress on the MANAV project resulting in the present Racal-Decca System of which an outline is given. The results of a sea trials evaluation of a prototype MANAV installation are analysed and the further development of the system is indicated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J. Navigation, 36 <1982>, p.81 <No.1> (12 pp., 4 ref., 1 tab., 3 diag., 2 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Millar, I C
  • Publication Date: 1982


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM