Efficient Vessel Tracking  with Accuracy Guarantees

Martin Redoutey, Eric Scotti, Christian Søndergaard Jensen, Cyril Ray, Christophe Claramunt

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Safety and security are top concerns in maritime navigation, particularly as maritime traffic continues to grow and as crew sizes are reduced. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) plays a key role in regard to these concerns. This system, whose objective is in part to identify and locate vessels, transmits location-related information from vessels to ground stations that are part of a so-called Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), thus enabling these to track the movements of the vessels. This paper presents techniques that improve the existing AIS by offering better and guaranteed tracking accuracies at lower communication costs. The techniques employ movement predictions that are shared between vessels and the VTS. Empirical studies with a prototype implementation and real vessel data demonstrate that the techniques are capable of significantly improving the AIS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb and Wireless Geographical Information SystemsVærtspublikationens undertitel: 8th International Symposium, W2GIS 2008, Shanghai, China, December 11-12, 2008. Proceedings
Publication date2008
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-89902-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems - Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 Dec 200812 Dec 2008
Conference number: 8


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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