Accession Number:

AD0649101

Title:

STUDY OF INSECTS' ABILITY TO REMAIN ON THE SURFACE OF WATER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The infantry soldier is hampered in crossing swampy areas. A biomechanical approach was undertaken to provide a solution to this problem. A literature search was conducted on the mobility of various insects. The water striders were found to have the most applicable locomotion characteristics for a concept of a device for the foot soldier. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE