Decision support system for collision avoidance at sea

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The paper presents design and realization of computer decision support system in collision situations of passage with greater quantity of met objects. The system was implemented into the real ship electro-navigational system onboard research and training ship m/v HORYZONT II. The radar system with Automatic Radar Plotting Aid constitutes a source of input data for algorithm determining safe trajectory of a ship. The article introduces radar data transmission details. The dynamic programming algorithm is used for the determination of safe optimal trajectory of own ship. The system enables navigational data transmission from radar system and automatic determining of safe manoeuvre or safe trajectory of a ship. Further development of navigator’s decision support system is also presented. Path Planning Subsystem is proposed for the determination of global optimal route between harbours with the use of Ant Colony Optimization algorithms.

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