The objective of this paper is to review the general capabilities that have been achieved with collision avoidance systems installed and operational over the past year. The discussion identifies limiting factors of the basic radar sensor and technical limitations of the computerized system. Operational data achieved with these systems is compared to data that can be acquired by the human operator using manual plotting techniques. The increased capability provided by these systems will be a major factor in the discussion. Based on the experience to date, a specification is provided which defines system accuracy that appears to be within the present state-of-the-art.

  • 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  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Mara, T D
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1972 12:00AM