Accession Number : ADA126811


Title :   Vessel Traffic Services.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lynch, William Daniel


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a126811.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : This paper will examine the historical impetus for Vessel Traffic System (VTS) development in the United States. Cost benefit techniques utilized to establish the VTS requirement are discussed and the data base upon which the analysis is conducted is critiqued. General Accounting Office criticism of the Coast Guard's VTS development process are analyzed. Finally VTS is examined as a single component in the improvement of port logistics, which must be arrayed against other alternatives to make the most effective use of scarce resources. This final element is discussed with respect to the Federal government's attempt to recover clearly allocatable costs in the form of user fees. (Author)


Descriptors :   *VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEMS , DATA BASES , REQUIREMENTS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , HISTORY , LOGISTICS , ALLOCATIONS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , PORTS(FACILITIES) , MARINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE