The maritime transport has grown significantly in the Baltic Sea over recent years, which in turn has increased the risk of maritime accidents. As a result, the Finnish Maritime Administration (FMA) has started a fairway development programme for 2007– 2016 (Meri- ja sisävesiväylien kehittämisohjelma) to ensure the safety and quality of maritime services of the existing coastal and inland waterways, and to provide sufficient transport capacity by building new waterways. As a result, the maintenance costs can be predicted to grow. Therefore FMA has put more effort on cost-efficient fairway maintenance and construction. The aim of this research work was to develop a common radar reflector prototype that would be easily scalable to different sizes of aids to navigation. The second aim was to develop a simulation environment where the radar visibility on a selected fairway could be studied in a real-like environment.
|Journal||European Journal of Navigation|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|MoE publication type||B1 Article in a scientific magazine|
- Baltic sea
- aids to navigation
- fairway markings
- radar reflector
Horsmanheimo, S., Backman, W., Tuomimäki, L., Hautio, J., Hujanen, A., Toivanen, H., Joro, R., & Rytkönen, J. (2007). Estimating radar visibility with computer modelling. European Journal of Navigation, 5(3), 30-35.