Scan Pattern for the Maritime Navigator
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionTransNav, International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 2017, 11 (1), 39-47. 10.12716/1001.11.01.03
The maritime high speed craft navigators` ultimate aim has for decades been to safely and efficient navigate the vessel to its destination. The last decade an increased use of technology has arrived at the maritime ship bridge. The use of Electronic Charts and Integrated Navigation Systems has revolutionized much of the work of the navigator, with the aim of enhancing the safety of navigation. The amount of information has drastically increased, and the need for a proper information management and an efficient visual scan pattern has been identified. Looking to other industries this has been introduced with success, and in this paper the authors present a proposed scan pattern for the maritime navigator. The analysis is based on an eye tracking data set collected from simulator- and field studies on board the world?s fastest littoral combat ship.