THE U.S. COAST GUARD MARINE TRANSPORTATION GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM

A brief historical summary of aids to navigation is presented as background to the development of electronic aids. A description of the development of Loran-C as an electronic aid and the current effort to expand the coverage to meet the users needs. Also presented is a description of the state of art of vessel traffic systems and the operation of these systems. The authors also pose the question whether the use of guidance and control system for collision avoidance might not be a better approach than designing to survive a collision.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Joint Northern-Southern California Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Parker, E L
    • Blake, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM