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Automated Vessel Logs. Volume III, User's Guide for the Log Prototype


This project developed a prototype computer-aided vessel log system of the Washington State Ferry System (WSF). The researchers generated three reports that describe the results of their research. This first volume contains a description of the project and summarizes the design and testing results of the prototype automated vessel log.

The second volume contains a two-part guide that describes that prototype software program in detail. Part One of this second volume was written for technical administrators who must understand the programs' production to enable them to direct refinement of the prototype. Part Two of the second volume was written for the programmers who will develop the code refinements. The second volume also contains the source code listings for all this project's programs.

The third volume contains a user's guide to the program. A diskette containing all of the program's source code and the executable programs has been sent to the WSF Service Planning Manager at Colman Dock.

  • Date Published: June, 1993
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 296.3
  • Last Modified: October 16, 2007
  • Authors: Erik Halvard Beck, Mark Hallenbeck.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 25 p., 651 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Automation, Computer program documentation, Data logging, Data processing, Electronic equipment, Electronic navigation, Ferries, Prototypes, Ship operations, Ships.
  • Keywords: Ferry operations, vessel logbooks, Washington (State)
  • Related Publications: Automated Vessel Logs. Volume I, (WA-RD 296.1).
    Automated Vessel Logs. Volume II, Technical Aspects of the Log Prototype, (WA-RD 296.2).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008