Accession Number:

ADA359427

Title:

Historical Summary of Aids to Navigation Analyses. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Volume I this volume contains an integrated description of over 225 studies, analyses, and papers that were identified as part of the historical summary of aids to navigation analyses. The studies include 137 studies that have been reviewed in detail and for which an annotated bibliography has been prepared Volume II. Another 31 relevant studies have been identified that are part of the analysis in Volume I. A total of 59 studies conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center that focus on buoy technology, moorings, and hardware are summarized and categorized. The report includes reviews of the studies and their interrelationships based on their functional similarities. In particular, studies are grouped by aid technology, aid use and waterway design, service force mix, aid positioning, advanced technologies, and cost. The various models and analyses have been evaluated to determine what methods and models will continue to be useful to the Program Manager. A number of unresolved issues have also been identified that provide direction for future analysis. In total, this document contains an impressive summary of many years of detailed analysis that has been undertaken by the Short Range Aids to Navigation program and the Radionavigation Aids program to improve the level of service to the mariner and to reduce the cost to the taxpayer of providing that level of service.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE