Accession Number:

AD0901663

Title:

A Feasibility Study of an Integrated Mobile Data Collection Platform Using an Air Cushion Vehicle. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC INST OF NORTH AMERICA ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This is a study report on the feasibility of using the Bell Aerospace Company air cushion vehicle Voyageur as a mobile data collection platform in the Arctic. Specifically, the report covers seven areas where this vehicle would serve usefully in support of Naval Arctic Research Laboratory activities. Operational costs of the vehicle are compared with those of other vehicles currently being used in the Arctic. The comparison shows the air cushion vehicle to be competitive with other vehicles in many research investigations, resupply missions, and data collection efforts. A complete description of the vehicle is given in an appendix, along with its special operating parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE