Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS)

Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS) are used principally for identification of vessels at sea. This is similar to systems identifying aircraft in air traffic control. One of the emerging components of VTS systems in recent years is Automatic Identification System (AIS). AIS uses transponders which operate in the VHF maritime band and are capable of sending information such as vessel identification, positions, heading, vessel length and hazardous cargo information to other vessels and land- based stations.

The main subsystems for VTS are:

  • Radar sensor
  • VHF/HF radio communication
  • Data fusion software
  • AIS base Station
  • CCTV Unit
  • Automatic Weather Station
  • Microwave Link
  • AIS Displays

VTS

VTS

Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS) are used principally for identification of vessels at sea. This is similar to systems identifying aircraft in air traffic control. One of the emerging components...