Tag: Automatic Identification System (AIS)

  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

    Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that utilizes transponders on ships and is employed by vessel traffic services (VTS). When satellites are used to detect AIS signatures, the term Satellite-AIS (S-AIS) is used. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport. It…