Study of the Performance of Aids to Navigation Systems - Phase 1, An Empirical Model Approach
ECLECTECH ASSOCIATES INC NORTH STONINGTON CT
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This report presents the results of a Phase I investigation concerned with establishing the feasibility of developing a systematic approach through which the effectiveness of alternate aids to navigation AN system can be determined. The three-faceted approach developed by Eclectech Associates EA consists of selectively combining at-sea data, simulator data, and a fast time Monte Carlo model to detail the parameters of the navigation process an to yield the desired measures of effectiveness. The approach may be characterized as a modeling process, which draws from several disciplines and sources to achieve a balanced end result not solely dependent on one area of expertise. To ascertain whether the multifaceted approach selected is both valid and highly feasible, EA proceeded beyond the design stage of Phase I into the development and preliminary validation of the approach in each of its three major facets. Data are presented herein to establish the success of this effort.
- Marine Engineering
- Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance