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1 James McCarville Waterways Council October 2013” The Port of Pittsburgh Commission and Pittsburgh Port Technology, Inc.

2 Who We Are Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) Pittsburgh Port Technology, Inc (PPTi) (a PPC subsidiary) Wireless Waterway (a project of the PPC/PPTi) Why We Got Engaged in Technology Lack of overarching technology leadership AIS is good, but the federal focus is on AIS only Opportunity to transform the efficiency of the waterway transportation system with broadband communications Opportunity for navigation interests to add new value to nation by connecting communications on the waterways Add efficiency to the system Re-invigorate investments in waterway infrastructure Why our Technology Is So Good! Who We Are and Why We Are in Technology

3 Source – Fred W. Pot, Marine Management Consulting

4 Wireless Waterway Components

5 How It Works

6 Pittsburgh Project Network – December Locks & Dams MSAP Development Interoperability Test Bed Contiguous coverage for over 100 river miles

7  Usable on standard browsers  Capable of displaying vessel positions (AIS) AND other useful navigational aids on a GIS window  Aggregates public data for commercial and recreational users  Scurely carries private networks as well Maritime Situational Awareness Portal (MSAP)

8 MSAP System View Users Other Sources MSAP Back End Database Internet Google Earth API Vessel Positions IENCsWEAX VPS Secured Internet Internet via WW Network or Cellular Unique Goggle Earth Integration with private access only Real-time feeds from NOAA, USACE, USCG and public data sources Real-time vessel positions Architecture accommodates various data security schemes 8

9 Interoperability Test Bed ITB Network Coverage High-Speed Backbone Both Rural and Urban areas IT Infrastructure Flexibility

10 Interoperability Test Bed  Only Test Bed of its kind in the USA dedicated to River oriented technologies  Accelerate Fielding of Cutting Edge Technology to the Maritime Transportation Industry  Dual use infrastructure to support both experimentation and regional security exercises  First Set Test Bed Experiments held June 2-7, 2013

11 CompanyResource ProvidersExperiment WiFi applications on Vessels Water Quality Sensors Collection then displayed on MSAP HD Video Teleconferencing for Vessels 3D Display of Thermal Imager for navigation during night or reduced visibility and Remote Camera Feed Experiments/Demos WWITB June 2013

12 CompanyResource ProvidersExperiment Argos – Real Time Soundings displayed on MSAP Use of Mass Spectrometer to collect water quality data via Unmanned Surface Vessel Also tested Argos and MSAP Vessel Tracker as same time while collecting environmental data Vessel Tracking on MSAP Environmental Data Fusion on MSAP Experiments/Demos WWITB June 2013

13 Navigation - Return on Value  Public Safety Efficiencies  River Safety Efficiencies  Lock Efficiencies  Towing Operations Efficiencies  Terminal Efficiencies  Intermodal Efficiencies  Integrating Programs Already Developed/To be developed  SmartLock  EU Progams

14 Non-Navigation - Return on Value  Recreation  Infrastructure Stability Monitoring  Environmental Data Collection  Flood Control  Water Quality  Air Quality  Academic Research  Regulatory Monitoring  Environmental Watchdogs  Water and Sewer Authorities

15 Propagating the Network Through Revenue Generation

16 Project Goal – Truly SmartRivers

17 Wireless Waterway Contact Info Contact the Port of Pittsburgh Commission or Pittsburgh Port Technol0gy, Inc. at Rex Woodward Jim McCarville Check Us Out!


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