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An experimental simulation study of advanced decision support system for ship navigation


Nilsson, R and Garling, T and Lutzhoft, M, An experimental simulation study of advanced decision support system for ship navigation, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12, (3) pp. 188-197. ISSN 1369-8478 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.trf.2008.12.005


A bridge with an integrated navigation system is compared to a less advanced conventionally equipped bridge in a full mission ship simulator to assess the extent to which fairway navigation benefits from information aids. Realistic scenarios were constructed including several demanding situations when navigating in a fairway. Twenty-two teams each consisting of two members with varying experience as Master Mariners and navigating officers participated in a repeated-measures design. Workload, performance and affective responses were measured. No statistical differences between the bridges were found on any of the dependent measures. The results imply that other factors than the available technology account for the observed differences across teams. A tendency was observed that experienced navigation officers performed better on the conventional bridge than the technically advanced bridge, whilst the opposite was true for less experienced navigation officers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:advanced technology decision support, fairway navigation, full mission ship simulator, advanced technology decision support, affective response, experimental simulations, fairway navigation, full mission ship simulator, integrated navigation systems
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Innovation management
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Coastal sea freight transport
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:95212
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-09-26
Last Modified:2015-02-13

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