Accession Number : ADA565712
Title : Vehicle Dynamics Monitoring and Tracking System (VDMTS): Monitoring Mission Impacts in Support of Installation Land Management
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Koch, Daniel J ; Ayers, Paul D ; Howard, Heidi R ; Siebert, Gary
Report Date : Jun 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 147
Abstract : The Vehicle Dynamics Monitoring and Tracking System (VDMTS) has three components: (1) vehicle impact models, (2) vehicle tracking hardware and software, and (3) vehicle-tracking stat analysis. The vehicle-tracking approach was used to predict impacts associated with military and vehicle maneuver training. These dynamic characteristics are used to predict area impacted, vegetation loss, and rut depth based on vehicle type and location. These results are then summarized to characterize training land-use patterns and quantify the severity of the training impacts. This demonstration/validation project tested and validated each aspect of the VDMTS process. In multiple levels, it tested and demonstrated the accuracy of the hardware and models in combination, the durability of the hardware under multiple training events, the ease of use of the VDMTS process, and the ability to make land-use decisions based on the VDMTS collected and summarized data. The document provides the lessons learned from the demonstration and provides information on implementation strategies and options.
Descriptors : *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , *MILITARY VEHICLES , *SOIL EROSION , DECISION MAKING , DEMONSTRATIONS , LAND USE , LESSONS LEARNED , MANEUVERS , MISSIONS , MONITORING , SEDIMENTATION , STREAMS , TRACKING , VEGETATION , VEHICLES
Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE