MARINE COLLISION AVOIDANCE: HUMAN FACTOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF AN EFFECTIVE MERCHANT MARINE RADAR

Thomas D. Mara

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE OBJECTIVE of this paper is to identify problem areas in the use of radar and to show the implication of these problems to those involved in ship operations and radar development. The discussion includes the operating procedure for radar, the philosophy of radar use in the merchant service and the modification thereto required by increased speeds and traffic, the relevance of basic operator capabilities, and operator information requirements versus current display capabilities. These problem areas and requirements were identified as one aspect of a study of “Human Factors in Ship Control” conducted for the Maritime Administration (MA-4221). The paper emphasizes the need for research designed to develop a radar system which meets the deck officer’s requirementsm yet which is compatible with his capabilities and the cost constraints of the merchant service.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 1
Pages: 21 - 28
Cite this article: Mara, Thomas D., "MARINE COLLISION AVOIDANCE: HUMAN FACTOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF AN EFFECTIVE MERCHANT MARINE RADAR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1969, pp. 21-28.
Full Paper: ION Members/Non-Members: 1 Download Credit
Sign In