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e-Navigation based Cooperative Collision Avoidance at Sea: The MTCAS Project

Denker, Christian and Baldauf, Michael and Fischer, Sandro and Hahn, Axel and Ziebold, Ralf and Gehrmann, Elke and Semann, Mika (2016) e-Navigation based Cooperative Collision Avoidance at Sea: The MTCAS Project. European Navigation Conference ENC 2016, 30 MAY – 2 JUNE 2016, Helsinki.

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Abstract

Recent accident statistics have shown a continuous increase in year to year serious and very serious accidents at sea. In the near future, higher traffic density is estimated, which may further contribute to this increase. Within the 3-year Project MTCAS, partners from industry and academia contribute to accident reduction by developing an e-Navigation based System for pro-active, predictive and cooperative collision avoidance. MTCAS is the abbreviation for Maritime Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, which implies the basic idea of adopting the Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) implementation TCAS. However, MTCAS’ operational principal aims at supporting the officer of the watch on a ship’s navigational bridge in detecting and solving conflicts with other ships taking into consideration the prevailing circumstances of the environment and traffic but also include relevant rules and regulations, bathymetry, as well as Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). Different from TCAS, MTCAS does not automatically intervene in terms of issuing steering commands, but moreover supports seafarers in cooperatively finding safe and efficient trajectories, which is completely different – innovative – compared to the basic TCAS purpose. A comparing study between TCAS and MTCAS is performed and the outcomes are discussed in this paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104795/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:e-Navigation based Cooperative Collision Avoidance at Sea: The MTCAS Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Denker, Christiandenker (at) offis.deUNSPECIFIED
Baldauf, MichaelWMU MalmöUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, SandroHochschule WismarUNSPECIFIED
Hahn, Axelhahn (at) wi-ol.deUNSPECIFIED
Ziebold, RalfRalf.Ziebold (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gehrmann, Elkeelke_gehrmann (at) raykiel.comUNSPECIFIED
Semann, MikaMika.Semann (at) signalis.comUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 April 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Maritime Kollisionsvermeidung
Event Title:European Navigation Conference ENC 2016
Event Location:Helsinki
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30 MAY – 2 JUNE 2016
Organizer:Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Automated Aids for Safe and Efficient Vessel Traffic Process (old)
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Nautical Systems
Deposited By: Ziebold, Ralf
Deposited On:22 Jun 2016 16:20
Last Modified:22 Jun 2016 16:20

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