A model of the vessel traffic process

P.H. Wewerinke, D. ten Hove, M. Hoogland

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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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages521-523
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)0-87942-597-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 1990

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