Accession Number : ADA193918

Title :   Survey of Technology with Possible Applications to United States Coast Guard Buoy Tenders. Volume 1. Technology Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Allen, S ; Young, R ; Bitting, K ; Kohler, C ; Walker, R

PDF Url : ADA193918

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 340

Abstract : This report is divided into three volumes. This volume I, 'Technology Assessment', contains state-of-the-art summaries and projected trends for major technology areas pertinent to buoy tender design. Volume II, 'Literature Abstracts' contains an annotated bibliography of the citations obtained during the technology survey. Volume III, 'Technology Characterization', contains a description of the relational model and documentation of the computerized database used for storage and analysis of buoy tender data. Volumes I, II, and III are contained within separate binders due to size considerations. Detailed abstracts of Volumes II and III may be found within each volume. What follows is the abstract for only Volume I. In this Volume I, 'Technology Assessment', narrative summaries of the state-of-the-art in the following areas are presented: (1) foreign aids to navigation vessels; (2) aids to navigation; foreign practices; (3) offshore supply support/work vessels; (4) hull forms for seakeeping; (5) propulsion systems; (6) Buoy weight handling systems; and (7) vessel automation, navigation, and control and monitoring. As assessment of candidate technologies within the above areas, most appropriate to new buoy tender designs, is provided.

Descriptors :   *BUOYS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *DATA BASES, *TENDERS(VESSELS), ABSTRACTS, AUTOMATION, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, BINDERS, DOCUMENTS, FOREIGN, HANDLING, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, NAVIGATION, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, PATTERNS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, SEAKEEPING, SHIPS, STATE OF THE ART, STORAGE, SURVEYS, VOLUME, WEIGHT, COAST GUARD RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE