A model of the vessel traffic process

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Wewerinke, P.H. and Hove ten, D. and Hoogland, M. (1990) A model of the vessel traffic process. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 4-7 Nov. 1990, Los Angeles, USA.

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Abstract:A model of the total vessel traffic control process that includes the functioning of the human operator (HO) is presented. The vessel traffic services (VTSs) are modeled in their possible role of monitor, conflict detector, and advisor for the total vessel traffic system. The model assumes a number of ships, with a given planned route, in a given confined area. The navigation of each ship is based on a planned route, which is updated by information about the visual scene, instruments, and the VTS. Both normal operation and collision avoidance are modeled. The model is implemented in a C program. Typical traffic situations have been simulated to showing the ability of the model to address realistic vessel traffic scenarios. The model can answer questions related to safety and efficiency, the effect of HO functioning, information necessary to perform tasks, communication between ships and VTS, the optimization of procedures, automation of the total vessel traffic process, etc
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:©1990 IEEE
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/30912
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.1990.142163
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