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Viability and Performance Analysis, at a Physical Level, of a Maritime Communication Network on Medium Frequency

Abstract: This paper analysed the potentialities that have not yet been exploited of the Automatic Vessel Identification System on Medium Frequency (AVISOMEF) that was previously presented to the scientific community. This system expanded the spectrum of possibilities of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). By the time AVISOMEF was presented, one of the unexpected benefits was that it could constitute a platform capable of supporting a Maritime Communication Network on Medium Frequency; all remotely located vessels could communicate with each other by using AVISOMEF, making use of the new established network, within the geographic area of implementation, without needing to use satellite techniques. Medium frequency propagation is stable and is not subject to coverage restrictions. To conduct this experiment, we collaborated with the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR). It was thanks to them that we gathered real-time information about the nationwide maritime traffic that navigated through the Spanish Search and Rescue jurisdiction waters from 2018 to 2020.

 Fuente: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2021, 9, 970

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 06/09/2021

 Nº de páginas: 23

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/jmse9090970

 ISSN: 2077-1312

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090970