USE OF A SHIPBORNE AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTER FOR RECORDING MARINE TRAFFIC
The paper reports on an investigation into the traffic in the approaches to Europoort. With the aid of a modified Iotron Digiplot, a shipborne computerized automatic radar plotter, hooked up to the pilot's radar station at the Hook of Holland, radar data on up to 40 targets were extracted. The Digiplot was coupled to a Data General "Nova" computer, which produced paper tape containing the speed and position data of the observed targets at 15-second intervals. Data were recorded for a total period of 1100 hours. After a preliminary traffic analysis by means of a playback monitor, the data were extensively processed so as to eliminate the effects of deficiencies in the automatic tracking system of the Digiplot and to match the recorded tracks with the names of the individual ships.
- 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
- van den Hoed, W C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: p. 211-222
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Computer graphics; Control systems; Data plotters; Highway traffic control; Information processing; Radar; Surveillance; Tracking systems; Traffic control; Vessel traffic control; Water traffic; Water transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Tracking
- Old TRIS Terms: Waterway transportation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00157134
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM