THE SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIMENTAL MARINE TRAFFIC SYSTEM

The San Francisco Experimental Marine Traffic System is a Coast Guard research and development project consisting of radars, radar data processing systems, computers, voice communication and data links, and information display stations. The system is being developed to prepare the Coast Guard with the technology necessary to cope with possible future requirements for the management of marine traffic. The technological aspects of system design, construction, implementation, and operation are presented. As a part of this project, radars tailored to the specific requirements for harbor surveillance were developed. Radar data processing and display of synthetic video form a significant part of the effort. To ease operator workload and manning requirements, algorithms for the analysis of traffic maneuvers and automatic collision and congestion alerts were implemented through computers. The legal, socio-economic, and eventual operational implementation aspects of the marine traffic systems are not addressed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 24-26th 1972 New Orleans RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1-Papers AA and A thru F-Marine Traffic Systems, Volume 2-Papers G thru L-Safe Ship Operations, Volume 3-Papers M thru Q-Maritime Satellite Systems, Volume 4-Papers R thru Z-Trends in Maritime Communications. SOLD ONLY AS A COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET $10.00 PER SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Budridge, G J
    • Hobson, A F
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1972 12:00AM