Accession Number:

ADA281645

Title:

Caterpillar and TEC Joint Research Project: Construction Vehicle Navigation and Automation

Descriptive Note:

Scientific paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Topographic Engineer Center TEC and Caterpillar Inc. are cooperating in the joint research and development of a system to position, track, and maneuver construction and other equipment during their normal construction activities. The positioning system will be based on software developed by TEC that uses the Global Positioning System GPS . This software will be integrated with Caterpillar developed software tools that serve to automate the construction activities and increase productivity and safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE