Accession Number : ADA623648


Title :   USACE AIS Transmit Technical Support Summary Report


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Gonin, Irene ; Johnson, Gregory


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623648.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operate the Lock Operations Management Application (LOMA) to provide navigation and safety information to lock operators and other users of the U.S. inland waterways. The system uses the Automatic Identification System (AIS) to collect and transmit information. The USACE plans to transmit additional information such as current velocity and direction, weather, river stages, hazards, notices to mariners and gate setting using the AIS Application Specific Messages (ASMs). The United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) has developed processes to manage the ASMs. RDC has been working with the USACE to provide AIS transmit technical support, specifically, to implement the creation, management, and transmission of the ASMs in the USACE AIS network. As part of the technical support, the RDC has tested the components of the USACE AIS network. A transmit architecture has been implemented and tested in test beds at Louisville, KY and Pittsburgh, PA. This report describes the results of the tests, makes recommendations for ways to improve the USACE AIS network, and recommends future work to continue improving the system.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS , INLAND WATERWAYS , LOCKS(WATERWAYS) , SAFETY , SECURITY , TEST BEDS


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Systems
      Telemetry
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE