Accession Number : ADA019832

Title :   Vessel Traffic Data - Port of New Orleans.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jun 75,

Corporate Author : OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Brown,J. ; Buhler,L. ; Staley,J. ; Nightengale,T.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This report presents data concerning vessel traffic in and around the Port of New Orleans. The data were obtained from films of a radar PPI for several radar locations in the New Orleans area. Also, tapes of communications activity on Channel 13 of the VHF/FM Maritime Mobile Band provided data. Data analysis obtained the following: Vessel Density, Vessel Route Identification, Vessel Speed, Close Encounter, Message Activity, Channel Utilization, Channel Efficiency, Message Duration.

Descriptors :   *Marine transportation, *Inland waterways, *Traffic, Counting methods, Radar tracking, Plan position indicators, Radar images, Density, Louisiana, Mississippi River

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE