In this thesis, as the initial stage of e-Navigation which provides integrated aids to navigation management and information services, “a Korea Aids to Navigation Information Service Network (KANISNET)” based on the basic technique of AIS AtoN is designed and implemented.
KANISNET network service can be used to configure the available AIS channels information on the network. Though a complex hierarchical structure, land infrastructure, service infrastructure should be integrated in internal network with other wireless network configurations such as AIS, WCDMA, GSM, WIFI, WiBro, VSAT and etc. To do this, an embedded AIS AtoN system which consists of a very low power AIS receiver modem, a microcontroller-based control unit and power regulated system is suggested. The embedded AIS AtoN is capable of receiving weather information, being remotely commanded by defined message, transmission and reception of system status, and synchronizes the flashing of multiple lamps using a GPS timing pulse. In addition, the embedded system is designed to support interfacing with external GPS, monitoring power consumption and sensor status, extended diagnostic and configuration of the system.
An experiment for the developed AIS AtoN is conducted to verify all the collection data, system status and the transceiver features. AIS-based vessel’s electronic chart with integrated vessel information has been developed to display and analyze vessel route.