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Posted by Joel Miano
Authors Joel I. Miano, Ernesto E. Empig, Alexander R. Gaw, Ofelia S. Mendoza, Danilo C. Adlaon, Sheena B. Cañedo, Roan Duval A. Dangcal, Angelie S. Sumalpong
Publication date 2019/09
Journal International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA)
Volume 10
Issue 9
Pages 261-268
Publisher © The Science and Information (SAI) Organization Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 8933205. All rights reserved.
Abstract The Maritime Transport industry in the Philippines has been growing through the years and has been a catalyst in the industrial development of the country. Although the maritime transport sector is one of the largest industries in the country, the safety devices and technology used are sluggish phase to change. The natural hazards and human error are main cause of maritime incidents, resulting to multiple casualties and missing persons every year of which this study seek to address the problem of safety in the maritime transport industry. The study aims to design and develop a system that will locate an overboard1 passenger whenever a vessel is in distress. The Floating Overboard Accident Tracking System (FLOATS) was conceptualized by combining the Search Theory, Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and Disaster Preparedness, and the increasing availability of tracking device and monitoring technologies and the advancement of communication systems. The system consists of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for location data, Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications for the transmission and reception of emergency messages, Arduino-Nano microcontroller to handle the processing, the used of an inflatable life jacket with signal light and a rescue update display using an organic light emitting diode (OLED) for the search and rescue operations. Tests and surveys established the functionality, reliability, and acceptability of the system, which will greatly benefit maritime incident responders by securing vessel passengers from hazards and reducing the time allotted through speedy search and rescue operations.
Index terms / Keywords Global Positioning System (GPS); Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED); Arduino-Nano microcontroller; tracking system; life jacket; life jacket light
DOI 10.14569/IJACSA.2019.0100933