SATELLITE AIDED COASTAL ZONE MONITORING AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM

J. L. Baker

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This report describes the development and demonstration of a technique to continuously monitor the location of cooperating vessels within the ZOO-nautical-mile U.S. coastal zone. This technique is feasible within the coastal zone except for those close-in areas which are handled better by radar or other means. Together with vessel location, manifests and other important data needed by federal agencies and port authorities can be automatically transmitted via satellite to the advisory center. The U.S. Coast Guard requested NASA to study potential methods for identification and location of vessels in order to accommodate its increased responsibility within the 200 n. mile coastal zone. The effort described herein resulted from a coast-sharing contract with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Baker Development Corporation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 27, Number 4
Pages: 290 - 304
Cite this article: Baker, J. L., "SATELLITE AIDED COASTAL ZONE MONITORING AND VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 1980-1981, pp. 290-304.
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