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Title: Automatic identification system modular receiver for academic purposes
Authors: Cabrera, F. 
Molina Padrón, Nicolás
Tichavska, M. 
Araña, V. 
UNESCO Clasification: 330711 Receptores de radio
332505 Radiocomunicaciones
120318 Sistemas de información, diseño componentes
Keywords: Automatic Identification System
Maritime Surveillance
Modular Receiver
Ship Detection
Issue Date: 2016
Journal: Radio Science 
Abstract: The Automatic Identification System (AIS) standard is encompassed within the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in force since 1999. The GMDSS is a set of procedures, equipment, and communication protocols designed with the aim of increasing the safety of sea crossings, facilitating navigation, and the rescue of vessels in danger. The use of this system not only is increasingly attractive to security issues but also potentially creates intelligence products throughout the added‐value information that this network can transmit from ships on real time (identification, position, course, speed, dimensions, flag, among others). Within the marine electronics market, commercial receivers implement this standard and allow users to access vessel‐broadcasted information if in the range of coverage. In addition to satellite services, users may request actionable information from private or public AIS terrestrial networks where real‐time feed or historical data can be accessed from its nodes. This paper describes the configuration of an AIS receiver based on a modular design. This modular design facilitates the evaluation of specific modules and also a better understanding of the standard and the possibility of changing hardware modules to improve the performance of the prototype. Thus, the aim of this paper is to describe the system's specifications, its main hardware components, and to present educational didactics on the setup and use of a modular and terrestrial AIS receiver. The latter is for academic purposes and in undergraduate studies such as electrical engineering, telecommunications, and maritime studies.
ISSN: 0048-6604
DOI: 10.1002/2015RS005895
Source: Radio Science [ISSN 0048-6604], v. 51 (7), p. 1038-1047
Rights: by-nc-nd
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