Accession Number : AD0779488

Title :   San Francisco Vessel Traffic System Operations and Maintenance Manual. Volume 1. Functional System Description.

Descriptive Note : Manual rept. Jul-Dec 73.

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 230

Abstract : The San Francisco Experimental Vessel Traffic System is all-weather radar/communications/computer complex intended to advise vessels of traffic conditions within that area's deep-draft waterway system. It consists of two surveillance radars; their associated adaptive video processing equipment and automatic detection and tracking computers; traffic analysis and display generation computers; operations consoles; a microwave radar relay link; ship-to-shore communications equipment; audio/video recording equipment; and operations personnel. The operational capabilities in both manual and automatic modes are described along with a functional description of the hardware and software. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WATER TRAFFIC, HARBORS, SHIPPING, SURVEILLANCE, TRACKING, RADAR TRACKING, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SHIP TO SHORE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, AUTOMATIC, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, SHIPS, FACILITIES, ALL WEATHER, CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE