The Implications of Self-Reporting Systems on Maritime Domain Awareness

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Authors
  1. Hammond, T.
  2. McIntyre, M.
  3. Chapman, D.
  4. Lapinski, A-L.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Self-reporting systems based on GPS-quality navigation information that is sent using widely-accepted standards and protocols, offer the potential to greatly improve important components of Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some existing and evolving Self-Reporting Systems (SRSs) and to characterize them in order to discuss their relative impact on MDA. We argue that broadcast-based SRSs, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), offer significant advantages over traditional sensor-based vessel tracking and that availability of information from SRSs will impact how command decisions related to MDA are made in the future. The social and public policy dimensions of using SRSs information for MDA are explored, especially encouraging people to participate in SRSs. Also, we discuss some of these impacts and raise the question of how much trust decision-makers should place in self-report information.

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Keywords
AIS (Automatic Identification System);MDA (Maritime Domain Awareness);SRS (Self-Reporting System)
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-SL-2006-123 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
24 Sep 2006
Number of Pages
20
DSTKIM No
CA029272
CANDIS No
527528
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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