Development of an Automated Airfield Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (AADCP) Prototype and the Evaluation of Unsurfaced Airfield Seismic Surveying Using Spectral Analysis of Surface Waves (SSW) Technology.
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The mission of U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers is to infiltrate unused airfields. A specially trained evaluation team, carrying limited portable testing equipment, evaluates the unsurfaced airfield for use as a landing zone. The equipment used to evaluate the bearing capacity of the airfield is the Dynamic Cone Penetrator DCP. Empirically based relationships are used to predict the type and number of aircraft passes on the unsurfaced airfield based on inputs from the DCP. It was the goal of this research to improve on the field testing equipment used in the unsurfaced airfield evaluation process.
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