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URN etd-0724112-213138
Author Cheng-Feng Wu
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Department IAMPUT
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Automatic Identification System of Merchant Shipping in the Application of the Kaohsiung Harbor Protection
Date of Defense 2012-06-28
Page Count 74
Keyword
  • Kaohsiung Harbor
  • Ship Noise
  • Acoustic Modeling
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Port Security
  • Ship Density
  • Abstract Kaohsiung Harbor is one of the major commercial ports in Taiwan, located at the hub of northeastern and southeastern Asia shipping lanes. Therefore there are a considerable number of commercial shipping channels distributed around Kaohsiung Harbor. The security of Kaohsiung Harbor becomes more difficult to defense than others due to the complexity of channels. In this study, Automatic Identification System (AIS) system is used to collect the ships information from June 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The collected AIS data were decoded, converted, corrected, integrated and analyzed systematically, which will become the base of future database. The information of the AIS includes Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), latitude and longitude, heading, course, speed, and others. The activities of ships can be monitored by AIS, so the density and distribution of ships on each major channel can be obtained by grid computing. By the results of one-year AIS data, three major shipping channels of Kaohsiung Harbor can be identified, which are north-western, north-southern, and east-western. Based on this kind of long term shipping statistics, possible novel harbor security defense may be founded. Although the AIS was designed to monitor the ship activities, but it can be viciously shut down, or signal is out of range sometimes, then it will become the possible security breach. Nevertheless, ships at sea will generate certain kind of noises, such as from engine and propeller. With efficient propagation of sound waves in water, acoustic technology may compensate the limitations of AIS, to be a feasible method of detecting unknown ships. In this study, acoustic modeling code “Acoustic Module for Sea-surface Noise” (AMSN) is applied by using the ship position information from AIS, to calculate the related underwater noise sound field of Kaohsiung Harbor. Discussions were made on the dependence of noise level variation with ship density. As a conclusion, with sufficient understanding of sound field statistics of harbor, any anomaly of noise level can be an indication of hostile intrusion, thus harbor security can be further assured.
    Advisory Committee
  • Yang, Shiuh-Kuang - chair
  • Linus Y.S. Chiu - co-chair
  • Ruey-Chang Wei - advisor
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  • etd-0724112-213138.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 3 year and off-campus access at 3 year.
    Date of Submission 2012-07-24

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