Analysis of Influence of Reliability and Stability of Adaptive Information-Measuring Navigation Systems on Effectiveness of Their Employment. A.D. Golyakov, I.V. Fominov Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 916.

The influence of reliability and components stability characteristics of the adaptive information-measuring navigation systems on the effectiveness of their employment is analyzed. The study was carried out by numerical method, using, as an example the adaptive information systems with the main and additional measuring channels and adaptation circuit.

Key words: adaptive, information-measuring systems, functionality, accuracy, efficiency, adaptability, availability, reliability, safety.

Information Database on New Physical Phenomena, Effects and Principles of Interest for Development of Aids to Navigation and Hydrography. P. I. Maleyev Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 1628.

The physical phenomena, effects and principles whose use is of interest for creating the promising aids to navigation and hydrography are considered, their physical essence is described. The results of analysis for the possible directions of applications, in the interests of navigation and hydrography, of the new principles of designing these aids and means, and the current level of development are presented.

Key words: database, physical phenomena, effects, principles, aids to navigation and hydrography, gyroscopes, gravimeters, fathometer/echosounder.

Methods of Vessel¢s Control Based on the Sets of Attainability. A. S. Zhuk, S. I. Kondratiev Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 2937.

The principles of determining and evaluating the sets of attainability for the vessel¢s movement as a controlled dynamic system as well as the application of the sets of attainability to the problems of the vessel¢s control are considered. Recommendation for the use in practice are given.

Key words: vessel¢s control, set of attainability.

Intellectualization of Laser Range. S.M. Slobodyan, A.A. Tsupin Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 3844.

A new principle of building the laser range for visual and technical orientation of dynamic objects including the lateral ones implemented by controlling the laser beam parameters of the range, is proposed. The optimum parameters and the law of power change for the laser beam, taking into account the existing standards and limitations for the effect on the operators eye during the visual orientation by the laser range, have been defined.

Key words: laser, (navigation) range, visual orientation, dynamic object, effect on the eye.

Problems of Decision Support in Navigation and Hydrographic Support. V. N. Zavgorodniy Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 4553.

The problematic issues of the application of mathematical methods for the analysis of decisions from the point of view of the tasks of navigation and hydrographic support for the Navy and fighting forces of the fleet are described. Implementation of the decision system of navigation and hydrographic support in the new concept of naval warfare, based on the principle of network-centric operations management (fighting) of the forces, increases the relevance of the use of existing and developed methods of decision theory.

Key words: navigation and hydrographic support, decision support systems, decision theory, mathematical optimization techniques.

Problems of Comparison of Different Cartographic Representations of the Same Submarine Relief. A. M. Abramov Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 5460.

The problems arising in comparison of representations of the same submarine relief on different charts, as applied to the tasks of navigation and hydrography, are considered. To solve these problems, the expedience of developing the method of their comparison, based on the employment of topological qualities of the surface represented by the Morse-Smale COMPLEX, is shown.

Key words: geomorphological classification of the relief forms, elements of relief, comparison of cartographic representations of the submarine relief forms, Morse-Smale COMPLEX.

Criteria for the Outer Limit of the Continental Shelf of the Coastal States According to the Requirements of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. G. D. Naryshkin, D. M. Petrov, A AYermolayev, S. P. Alekseyev, A. V. Kostenich Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 6168.

By the results of hydrographic surveys the bottom relief of the Arctic basin is one of the best studied areas of the world ocean whose different-scale forms of relief are represented by different-scale bathymetric charts and morphological maps. Analysis of the bathymetric data base enabled to determine the specific features of the bottom relief and regional regime of the basin sedimentation which resulted in arbitrary geological interpretation of the submarine features that is at variance with the well-known classification of the bottom relief and different hydrodynamic models. Especially these contradictions became apparent when implementing the requirements of the International Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) for substantiation of the outer limit of continental shelf of the coastal states in the Arctic basin. To provide the agreement between the obtained notions of the basin bottom relief and the accepted notions and terms of geomorphology, it is necessary to consider in detail the criteria of the outer limit of the continental shelf that are defined by the requirements of the Convention, including the direction of explorations on this problem.

Key words: the Arctic Ocean, bottom relief, sea borders, the Arctic basin, UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Evaluation of Probable Missing the Dangerous Depth, Using the Navigation Charts Data of the Arctic Seas. S. A. Lutkov, S. V. Reshetnyak, A. L. Tesikov Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 6978.

The insufficient state of hydrographic knowledge of the Northern Sea Route area is considered. The problem of authenticity of representing the local bottom uses on navigation charts is discussed. Attention is drawn to the necessity to carry out the joint analysis of the bottom relief representation and the state of knowledge scheme shown on navigation charts to provide the navigation safety in the Arctic Seas.

Key words: the Northern Sea Route, navigation charts, the state of knowledge, bottom relief, the least depths, probability, the sea bottom between the survey lines.

The Method of Removing the Effect of Parallax in Bathymetric Survey by Multibeam Echosounder. A. D. Konson, N. V. Kulagina, V. Y. Lukichev, V. G. Timoshenkov, A. A. Yampolskaya Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 7986.

The method of considerable reduction of the methodical error arising due to the beams refraction effect is proposed. The method enables the reliable results of survey to be obtained promptly and efficiently during one survey line for the full swath width of multibeam echosounder with unknown vertical distribution of sound velocity.

Key words: multibeam echosounder, bathymetric survey, refraction, parallax, bottom relief.

State and Principles of Designing the Automated Systems for Gathering, Processing and Presentation of Complex Hydrometeorological Information for the Support of Aviation, Surface Ships, Shipping and Naval Shore Facilities. A. E. Drozdov, I. A. Gotyur, Y. V. Kuleshov, S. S. Suvorov, G. G. Shchukin Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 8796.

The current state of the hydrometeorological support system for the Navy is considered. The main tasks to be carried out in the course of the further improvement of the system are formulated. The algorithm of the automated systems synthesis, based on the morphological analysis method, is presented. The synthesis problem of hydrometeorological measurements subsystem is considered. The criteria of suitability and optimality for the synthesized automated hydrometeorological support systems are formulated.

Key words: automated systems, information processes, hydrometeorological support, synthesis, morphological analysis, information gathering and processing.

The Technique of Refining the Geopotential Field Over the Oceans. I. A. Gotyur, A. V. Kostromitinov Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 97102.

The following technique based on spline approximation is offered. It allows to use the information about the field with the refinement of geopotential field over the oceans. The weather satellite data are the source of cloud field information. To construct the approximation spline that allows to obtain the refined values of the geopotential, the zonal and meridional components of the wind velocity vector are used as the values of directional derivatives. The zonal and meridional components are determined using the satellite data.

Key words: refinement of geopotential field, use of weather satellite data, correlative extreme method, spline approximation.

System of the Navy Navigation-Hydrographic Support in 1932-1937. The Forgotten Name of the Chief of the Navy Hydrographic Service. V. I. Koryakin Navigation and Hydrography. 2013. No. 36. . 103108.

The main stages in the activities of V. V. Vasiliev, the Chief of the Navy Hydrographic Service in 19321937 and achievements in development of navigation-hydrographic support system at that time are considered.

Key words: the Navy Hydrographic Service, navigation-hydrographic support system.