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):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE