@article{Stupak_2014, author = {Stupak, Tadeusz}, title = {Influence of Automatic Identification System on Safety of Navigation at Sea}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {8}, number = {3}, pages = {337-341}, year = {2014}, url = {./Article_Influence_of_Automatic_Identification_Stupak,31,514.html}, abstract = {Detection of small crafts/targets, in particular, sailing yachts with the ship's radar is not always possible. Radar reflectors are used to improve their detection. The AIS (Automatic Identification System) transmits position, motion vector and identification signals of a vessel to other ships and VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) centers . This system significantly increases the possibility to detect small crafts. The paper presents results of comparative study of using information from the Automatic Identification System and from radar to determine the accuracy of tracking the position and motion vector of ships in the Gulf of Gdansk. Possibilities and limitations of the AIS are also presented.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.08.03.02}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Marine Navigation, Automatic Identification System (AIS), Safety at Sea, Safety of Navigation, Gulf of Gdansk, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Radar Target, Radar Tracking} }