Accession Number : AD0779489

Title :   APL/JHU Project Report: Computer Technology for Harbor Traffic Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 70-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cote, A. J., Jr

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 231

Abstract : The San Francisco Experimental Vessel Traffic System (VTS), is an all-weather harbor traffic management complex which has extensively exploited real time automatic processing technology. Eleven computers and two radar signal processors combine to automatically detect and track bay shipping, display animated maps with vessel locations and velocity indicators, detect critical situations, respond to operator analysis requests entered via interactive graphics terminals, and maintain a ship information file. A description of these capabilities is supplemented with presentations of concepts suitable for consideration in future development efforts. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *WATER TRAFFIC, HARBORS, SHIPPING, SURVEILLANCE, TRACKING, COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, SIGNAL PROCESSING, CONTROL, SHIPS, ALL WEATHER.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE