Maritime Dynamic Traffic Generator. Volume I: Summary Documentation
Final rept. Jan 72-Jun 73
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGEMA
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To determine the number of maritime vessels which are potential users of a satellite communications service and the required satellite coverage to provide this service, the weekly movements of 18,000 merchant vessels were recorded for the year 1972. The method of recording and the applications of the dynamic traffic generator is described in Volume 1 Summary Documentation. The processor program is designed to move these vessels along standard routes to their destination and keep statistical records of the ports visited, the five degree squares passed through and the occurence of casualties. Volume 2 Electronic Data Processing Program describes this processor. One of the most useful forms of the data output is a weekly plot, on a world map, of the average, daily vessel density per five degree square. This output is applicable to many related programs in the maritime area and is the subject of Volume 3 Density Data on World Maps.
- Marine Engineering