Accession Number:

ADA218786

Title:

Economic Evaluation of Proposed Helicopter Lidar Bathymeter System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GELLMAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC JENKINTOWN PA

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

298.0

Abstract:

This report presents an economic evaluation of the likely performance of a Helicopter Lidar Bathymeter System HLBS, which is being developed through an international agreement between the United States and Canada. Optech, Inc., is developing the HLBS system, and the US Army Corps of Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center, is directing the overall development program. The HLBS is being designed to operate out of a medium-sized commercial helicopter such as a Bell 212 at approximately 200-m altitude. The system will generate a laser scan width of about 100-m wide and fly at speeds ranging from a few knots to 75 knots. Because of this significant increase in coverage rate, the system has potential to provide cost savings to the US Army Corps of Engineers. The report provides details and results of the economic feasibility analysis. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE