EXPERIMENTAL AUTOMATIC VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM FOR THE PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
The paper describes the system, with emphasis on the system architecture and software features. The San Francisco vessel traffic system has fully automatic detection and tracking of all ships under radar surveillance. It provides the VTS watchstander with a variety of hazardous situation detection and traffic analysis services. A brief history of the development cycle is given. The existing system is described in terms of the services that it provides the watchstander. The system implementation is described in terms of the major software design concepts. The experience gained in San Francisco indicates that future automatic vessel traffic systems have certain desirable properties.
- Also available from Netherlands Maritime Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Maritime Traffic Systems, Proceedings of an International Symposium, The Hague, Netherlands, April 11-14, 1976.
Delft University PressHeemraadssingel 112, Postbus 1474
- Grauling, C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: p. 176-191
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Control systems; Highway traffic control; Information processing; Port traffic; Ports; Radar; Surveillance; Traffic control; Vessel traffic control; Water traffic; Water transportation
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Waterway transportation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00157110
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM