Accession Number : AD0688672

Title :   COMPUTER MAPPING AND DATA PRESENTATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : McAdams,H. T.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A general method is presented for evaluating environmental information in relation to its effect on the performance of ground-crawling vehicles and for mapping vehicle performance by computer methods. The suitability of the method for use with a variety of environmental inputs, as well as its general applicability to problems other than those of mobility, is indicated. Mobility is examined in terms of a driving force, an impedance and a flux, each appropriately defined in the context of ground-crawling vehicles and natural terrain. Performance is viewed as a point function of position coordinates in a mathematical field context, and statistical bases for aggregation of performance values are examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE), (*MAPPING, COMPUTERS), MILITARY STRATEGY, VEHICLES, MOBILITY, SOIL MECHANICS, HYDROLOGY, PLANTS(BOTANY), CLIMATE, MANEUVERABILITY

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE