Use of the Automatic Identification System in Academic Research
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- Tichavska M., Cabrera F., Tovar B., Araña V. (2015) Use of the Automatic Identification System in Academic Research. In: Moreno-Díaz R., Pichler F., Quesada-Arencibia A. (eds) Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9520. Springer, Cham
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio broadcasting system frequencies (161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz) that transfers packets of data over the data link (HDLC) [1, 2] and enables AIS-equipment vessels and shore-based stations to send and receive identification information that can be displayed on a computer. It was originally conceived as a navigational aid for ship monitoring and collision avoidance at sea that over time, has evolved into a system with a multitude of additional applications, including experimental systems in academic and research environments.