Accession Number : AD0779589

Title :   Automatic Detection and Tracking for the San Francisco Vessel Traffic System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar 71-Jul 73,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : MacArthur,J. L. ; Davis,J. M. ; Oden,S. F.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The San Francisco Vessel Traffic System (VTS) was conceived as an automated complex that would free the system operators of all routine tasks, permitting them to concentrate on situations requiring human intervention. Accordingly, a radar detection system has been designed to automatically acquire and track all vessels within a defined surveillance region covering the San Francisco Bay and seaward approach to the Golden Gate. The report describes the two major elements comprising the automatic detection and tracking system: a Radar Video Preprocessor (RVP) and a radar computer. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Water traffic, *Radar tracking, Harbors, Shipping, Surveillance, Tracking, Automatic, Detection, Computers, Data processing, Signal processing, Video signals

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE