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Electromagnetic Compatibility Between Marine Automatic Identification and Public Correspondence Systems in the Maritime Mobile VHF Band

Report ID
NTIA 00-376
April 01, 2000

The Coast Guard funded the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to perform electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests between an ITU-R M. 825-3 (Characteristics Of a Transponder System Using Digital Selective Calling Techniques for Use with Vessel Traffic Services and Ship-to Ship Identification) based Automatic Identification System (AIS) operating on 12.5 kHz channels and Public Correspondence (PC) Systems operating on 25 kHz channels. The tests were performed between January 17-28, 2000 in and around an AIS base station communications tower located at Point Ala Hache, La. by NTIA, SETA Corporation, and Coast Guard personnel.