Accession Number : ADA328823

Title :   Concept Development and Feasibility Study for an Integrated Aids to Navigation Software System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Heerlein, Warren

PDF Url : ADA328823

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This report examines the feasibility of integrating varied, preexisting short-range aids to navigation (AtoN) software. The applications design, implement and manage AtoN for the Coast Guard. It is envisioned their functionality can be recombined into one application to yield open access to AtoN data and provide a systematic approach to engineering and management tasks. Feasibility is addressed with respect to technical risk, management issues and cost. Following recent trends in client/server applications, arguments are made in favor of an Intranet design. This will minimize client software costs, reduce training and allow for central management of the application. Although the system will operate in vastly different geographic locations, the Intranet concept is still applicable because the wide area network will be private and secure. The Coast Guard applies research and new technologies, like Intranets, to enhance waterways performance. Improved waterways benefit the nation by increasing commercial mobility, recreational access, maritime safety and environmental protection.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, POSITION(LOCATION), MOBILITY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, RISK, MANAGEMENT, COSTS, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, ENGINEERING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, NAVIGATION, ACCESS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, RECREATION, GEOGRAPHY, WATERWAYS, COAST GUARD, MARINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE