Daniel Ronan, Thomas Routhier and Joseph Ryan

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: To effectively carry out search and rescue, drug enforcement, fisheries enforcement, alien interdiction, and defense operations, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Famous class medium-endurance cutters require a robust electronic navigation system fully integrated with the ship’s command and control C2 system. Since 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard Command and Control Engineering Center C2CEN has been developing a fully integrated navigation system built upon the Department of Defense’s Defense Information Infrastructure-Common Operating Environment DII-COE. The Coast Guard’s requirements for an integrated navigation system are based on existing mission needs, international standards and specifications for electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS , and additional standards for warships developed by the U.S. Navy and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. The U.S. Navy has joined the Coast Guard in this development effort. The Navy will use the same software for the Navigation Sensor System Interface NAVSSI , scheduled to be installed on over 100 surface ships, and for the Navigation Data Distribution and Display ND function of the new Virginia class attack submarines. Over 150 Coast Guard cutters and Navy vessels will potentially be using this C 2 navigation system by 2003.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 47, Number 1
Pages: 51 - 64
Cite this article: Ronan, Daniel, Routhier, Thomas, Ryan, Joseph, "ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION ON THE COAST GUARD’S MEDIUM-ENDURANCE CUTTERS", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 47, No. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 51-64.
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