Hydrofoil Collision Avoidance and Tracking System
Hydrofoil Collision Avoidance and Tracking System[′hī·drə‚fȯil kə′lish·ən ə‚vȯid·əns ən ′trak·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
A computer-based system designed to automate target tracking and navigation functions in order to increase the safety of high-speed ships; it makes use of the superposition of chart data over radar data, allowing precise positioning to be accomplished. Abbreviated HYCATS.
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