Accession Number:

ADA059565

Title:

Marine Traffic Data of Mobile, Alabama.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

Data was collected on the marine traffic and VHF-FM marine communications channel usage at Mobile, Alabama, during the period of 23-30 January 1978. The marine traffic data was recorded by means of time-lapse photography of a radar display. Recordings were made of the communications on VHF-FM maritime mobile Channels 13 and 16 as received at the site. The daily average of marine traffic, including large, medium, small and anchored vessels, and tugs-in-tow, transiting the main ship channel and Intracoastal Waterway is 95. Approximately 150 hours of communications on VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16 were recorded and monitored to determine channel efficiency i.e., percentage of valid messages and utilization. Channel 13 efficiency is 61.35, utilization 2.46. Channel 16 efficiency is 43.18, utilization 5.86.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE