Radio Technical Commission For Maritime Services Annual Meeting

San Diego, April 29-May2 The 1985 Annual Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held Monday, April 29, through Thursday, May 2, at the Holiday Inn at the Embarcadero in San Diego. The reception desk will open from 4 to 8 pm on April 29, and a Welcome Reception sponsored by the 1985 RTCM Booster Club will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Keynote luncheon speaker on April 30 will be Walter W. White,, chief engineer of the Long Beach Harbor Department. No luncheon is planned for May 1; the speaker on May 2 will be Cdr. Cedric C.

Wake-Walker,, secretary general, Comite International Radio Maritime (CIRM). Wednesday from 6:30 to 11:00 pm RTCM members and guests will spend a nautical evening aboard the luxurious Berkley, berthed on the San Diego waterfront opposite the Holdiay Inn. Operated by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, this beautifully restored vessel reflects the ambiance of the turn of the century when she was used to ferry passengers across San Francisco Bay. Evening activities will include a tour of the Maritime Museum, social hour, buffet dinner, and dancing.

An attractive tour program has been planned for April 30 and May 2. Tuesday will be filled with the sites and sounds of San Diego at its best. The tour starts with a visit to Balboa Park, home of two world's fairs, then on to Old Town, one of the first Spanish settlements. Following "on-your-own" lunch, the tour will visit Seaport Village, a shopping complex with a variety of specialty shops.

Thursday's tour of the La Jolla area will begin with a stop at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, followed by time for shopping in the quaint village of La Jolla, known for its boutiques, import shops, and gourmet restaurants. To complete the tour, luncheon is included at the beautiful Marine Room restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, April 30 8:00 am to 4:00 pm—Registration desk open 9:00-10:15—Annual Business Meeting 10:15-10:30—Coffee Break 10:30-11:45—Session I Moderator: L.R. Raish, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth "The Changing Regulatory Environment," by Raymond A. Kowalski, U.S. Federal Communications Commission San Diego, A "Federal Government Policy on Radionavigation—What It Means to the Mariner," by David C.

Scull, Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation "Communications and the New Ready Reserve Force," by James C. McCoy Jr., Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation 12:15-2:15 pm—Luncheon Keynote speaker: Walter W.

White, chief engineer, Long Beach Harbor Department 2:30-5:30—Session II Moderator: Charles S. Carney, National Marine Electronics Association "Mariner Reports (MAREP)," by Robert C. Landis and Paul A.

Jacobs, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce "INMARSAT—The Coming of Age," by George Tellman, Comsat World Systems Division "On-Board Access to Near-Real Time Marine Information," by Richard G. Johnson, Oceanroutes, Inc.

"Digital Ship-to-Shore Communications in Support of Fuel and Traffic Management Along the Inland Waterways," by Edward J.

Bender, Dundics' Enterprises, Inc.

"RCA Global Automation of Coast Stations," by David Kintzer, RCA Global Communications, Inc.

"Processor-Controlled Shipboard Radio Station Providing Both Attended or Fully Automatic Unattended Operation," by Gary W.

Jones, Rockwell International Corporation "The Impact of GPS on Marine Navigation," by Ralph F. Eschenbach, Trimble Navigation "GPS Navigator," by Genichiro Tomioka and Koji Yamada, Japan Radio Company, Ltd.

Wednesday, May 1 8:30 am-12:30 pm—Registration desk open 9:00-11:30—Session III Moderator: John C. Fuechsel, National Ocean Industries Association "Implementation of the Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System in the U.S. Coast Guard," by Lt. Steven P. Wolf, USCG, and Dennis L. Lengyel, ARINC Research Corporation "Digital Selcal," by John E.

Spragge, Harris Corportion "U.S. Coast Guard Planning for ril 29-May 2 Implementation of Digital Selective Calling for Use in the FGMDSS," by Richard Swanson, USCG "Automatic Distress Recording System," by Don Derryberry, Exxon Company, USA "Role of the Radio Operator in the Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System," by William A. Luther, U.S. Federal Communications Commission "Reliability, Availability, and Repairability of Shipboard Electronics PC Boards," by Rae A. Echols Jr., ARA-TIME Department of MITAGS Panel Discussion—Problems and Opportunities Associated with Implementation of the FGMDSS—session participants and others 11:30-1:30—Lunch break 1:30-5:30—Session IV Moderator: Thomas E. McGunigal, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration "An Overview of Emergency Position- Indicating Radiobeacons Operating Through Space Systems," by Thomas E. McGunigal, NASA "Distress Beacons—Present and Future" by David J. Haykin Jr., NASA, et al "COSPAS/SARSAT—A Space System for the Search and Rescue of Lives in Distress," by Fred S. Flatow, NASA; James T. Bailey, NOAA; and Wayne A. Hembree, NASA "The CCIR-Recommended Satellite EPIRB System Operating Through Geostationary Satellites of 1.6 GHz," by Hans Kesenheimer, Dornier System GmhH, and Dr.

Walter Goebel, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Institute for Telecommunications "Rapid Search and Rescue Alerts Using Geostationary Satellites with COSPAS/SARSAT EPIRBS," by Morton L. Feiedman, NASA, et al "COSPAS/SARSAT Potential for the FGMDSS," by B. Lee Anstey, Canadian National Defence Headquarters.

Panel Discussion—The Future World of Space-Based EPIRB Systems— session participants and others Thursday, May 2 8:30-10:30 am—Registration desk open 9:00-11:00—Session V Moderator: Samuel W. McCandless Jr., User Systems, Inc.

"The Upcoming Riches in Marine Data," by Samuel W. McCandless "NOAA's Ocean Service Center Program," by Donald R. Montgomery, National Ocean Service, NOAA "Remote Sensing and the Fishing Industry" by Dr. Michael Laurs, U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA "Arctic Operations and Remote Sensing," by Dr. Robert Thomas, NASA "Applying Remote Sensing Techniques to the Marine Environment," by David E. Lichy, U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers Panel Discussion—The Future of Remote Sensing and Marine Commerce— session participants and others Noon-2:00 pm—International Luncheon Speaker: Cdr. Cedric C. Wake- Walker, secretary general, Comite International Radio Maritime (CIRM) 2:15-5:30—Session VI Moderator: H.T. Blaker, Rockwell International Corporation "Yagi Type Polarization-Controlling Antennas for Maritime Satellite Communication," by Shigeru Okubo and Shinobu Tokumaru, Keio University; Yasuhiro Kazama and Masanobu Okuyama, Japan Radio Company, Ltd.

"Group Calling Made Easy," by John C. Bell, International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) "An Enhanced Group Call Receiver," by John M. Smith, Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company Demonstration of an Enhanced Group Call Receiver "Recent Developments in Offshore Navigation and Observation Systems," by Jan W. Mantel, Radio Holland B.V., and Willem G.

Pullen, Philips USFA B.V.

"Skylink Mobile Satellite Service," by S. Terrell Quillian, Skylink Corporation "Progress on the Geostar Satellite System," by Gerard K. O'Neill, Geostar Corporation "Ambiguities in Radar Identification by Frequency," by Dr. W.

Richard Klein and David C.

Tigwell, Tideland Signal Corporation 5:20-5:30 pm—Closing remarks

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