Feasibility Study on the Capability for Visually Auditing Buoy Positions Using VTS Radar and/or Low Light Level Television.
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN
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An investigation was made into the feasibility of incorporating visual auditing of buoys into the Vessel Traffic Services program without significantly affecting available resources. Buoy position audit using low-light-level television does not appear feasible as only general aid condition information is currently available. LLLTV does not produce adequate position information. Buoy position visual auditing using VTS radar could be feasible if certain improvements are made in the information display and interpretation areas. Coast Guard VTS units do not presently have the resources to conduct an aggressive, accurate visual buoy position audit program. Author
- Marine Engineering