Accession Number : ADA255388


Title :   Computer-Aided Navigation and Drafting System for Revetment Construction Floating Plant


Descriptive Note : Scientific paper 16-19 Jul 1991; 11-13 Sep 1991


Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Niles, Anthony R ; Smith, Harold L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255388.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking to automate its revetment construction activities through application of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) technology. This effort uses real-time differential GPS techniques to position the floating plant and the concrete revetments as they are being built. The positions are displayed on an on-board computer workstation to guide construction operations. Digital as-built files also are created for integration into a broad engineering database. A prototype system has been installed and is being evaluated. GPS- Global Positioning System, CADD- Computer-Aided Design and Drafting.


Descriptors :   *GLOBAL , *DIKES , *FLOOD CONTROL , *REVETMENTS , DATA BASES , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , REAL TIME , COMPUTERS , PROTOTYPES , CONCRETE , TIME , CONSTRUCTION , DRAFTING , ENGINEERING , INTEGRATION , NAVIGATION , GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , OPERATION , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ENGINEERS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE