IMPACT OF AN ALL-WEATHER PRECISION NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CHANNEL NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE AND SHIP CONTROL
This paper presents a brief overview of the CAORF ship simulator and the detailed conditions for experimental tests. Salient findings are presented which indicate the potential impact of the Precision Navigation System concept as an aid-to-navigation for restricted waters. Comparative performance behavior of skilled shiphandlers is presented for all test conditions to reflect the relative merits of this concept. The tests include channel navigation of varying complexity under visual only and visual in conjunction with available Radar, RACONS and Precision Navigation System position location information. In addition to describing relative benefits of the Precision Navigation System, the discussion points out practical operational considerations that must be considered prior to finalization of a system specification. In addition, a brief discussion of future CAORF studies is presented.
- Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 3.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD United States 20084
- Keyes, P R
- Mara, T D
- Puglisi, J
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Audiovisual aids; Human factors engineering; Human machine systems; Maneuverability; Maneuvering; Navigation; Navigation computers; Navigational aids; Personnel performance; Position fixing; Radar beacons; Radar beacons; Ship pilotage; Ship simulators; Simulation
- Old TRIS Terms: All weather navigation; Computer aided navigation; Human performance; Man machine communications; Position finding; Restricted water operation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00187966
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM