Accession Number : ADA019838

Title :   Vessel Traffic Data - New York Harbor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 74-Jan 75,

Corporate Author : OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

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

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : This report presents data relevant to the design of a Vessel Traffic System (VTS) for New York Harbor. The data was obtained from films of a radar PPI for several radar locations in the New York Area. Also tapes of communications activity on channel 13 and 16 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 :   *Harbors, *Marine transportation, *Traffic, Counting methods, Radar images, Data acquisition, New York

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE