Accession Number : ADA306828

Title :   An ECDIS/Track Predictor Prototype on Top of the GEO++ System,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Vijlbrief, C. ; Passenier, P. O.

PDF Url : ADA306828

Report Date : 28 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Under contract to the Royal Netherlands Navy (contract no. A9O/KM/332), the TNO Human Factors Research Institute investigates new user-interface concepts for ECDIS-based navigation support systems. On the basis of a two-stage description of track planning, a user interface has been designed for an integrated ECDIS/track-prediction system which assists the master in the preparation of manoeuvres. Both ECDIS display and track-prediction interface conform to existing specifications (IHO respectively OSF/Motif), so that the interface can be integrated with existing (commercial) ECDIS systems. Regarding further research, it is recommended to focus attention on the information presentation during the execution of a manoeuvre, in order to assist the master in a fast detection of deviations between predictions and observations on the basis of which feedback corrections can be determined.

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *NAVIGATION CHARTS, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, PREDICTIONS, NETHERLANDS, SHIP MOTION, TRACKING, PROTOTYPES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FEEDBACK, COLOR DISPLAYS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, MANEUVERS, DATA DISPLAYS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, WATER TRAFFIC, DIGITAL MAPS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SURFACE NAVIGATION, GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE