USACE AIS Transmit Technical Support Summary Report
COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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The United States Army Corps of Engineers USACE operate the Lock Operations Management Application LOMA to provide navigation and safety information to lock operators and other users of the U.S. inland waterways. The system uses the Automatic Identification System AIS to collect and transmit information. The USACE plans to transmit additional information such as current velocity and direction, weather, river stages, hazards, notices to mariners and gate setting using the AIS Application Specific Messages ASMs. The United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center RDC has developed processes to manage the ASMs. RDC has been working with the USACE to provide AIS transmit technical support, specifically, to implement the creation, management, and transmission of the ASMs in the USACE AIS network. As part of the technical support, the RDC has tested the components of the USACE AIS network. A transmit architecture has been implemented and tested in test beds at Louisville, KY and Pittsburgh, PA. This report describes the results of the tests, makes recommendations for ways to improve the USACE AIS network, and recommends future work to continue improving the system.
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- Radio Communications