Accession Number : ADA111978

Title :   At-Sea Data Collection for the Validation of Piloting Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ECLECTECH ASSOCIATES INC NORTH STONINGTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, R B ; Cook, R C ; Marino, K L

PDF Url : ADA111978

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : The report describes a U.S. Coast Guard project to track piloted commercial vessels for the purpose of developing simulator validation criteria. The recording of precise ship's position was conducted on the upper Chesapeake Bay using the Raydist tracking system. At the same time all pilot activities were recorded and correlated with ship position. Variables included whether or not traffic was present, direction of travel in the waterway, ship design and response characteristics, and environmental conditions. The effects of these variables in shiphandling performance are presented as statistical plots of the ship tracks. Data will be used for validating the U.S. Coast Guard ship simulator at Eclectech Associates, and more specifically the results of all aids to navigation research conducted on this simulator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), TRACKING, CARGO SHIPS, DATA ACQUISITION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, PILOTS, MERCHANT VESSELS, POSITION(LOCATION), PLOTTING, SHIPBOARD, CHESAPEAKE BAY, HANDLING, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, HARBORS, WATER TRAFFIC, SHIP BRIDGES, SIMULATORS, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE