Accession Number : AD0743990

Title :   Transportation Systems for Military and Civilian Operations in Northern Regions.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Sumner, N. Ray, Jr. ; Alper, Stanley ; Girard, Edward W. ; Villu, Andrus

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : The report examines the performance and cost of various transportation systems in the northern (Arctic) environment. The scenarios used include both civilian and military transportation problems, and the study explores some of the relationships among these in an Alaskan environment. Systems examined include such conventional systems as railroads, trucks, boats, and tracked vehicles, plus more advanced systems as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and surface effect vehicles (SEVs). In addition to these comparative analyses, certain specific issues are examined in some detail. Included in such issues are the economics of using SEVs as transitional vehicles in undeveloped regions, prior to investment in roads and railroads, the potential utility of a SEV-helicopter team in search and rescue missions, and the relationship between transportation and Alaskan development. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARCTIC REGIONS, *TRANSPORTATION, RAILROADS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, BOATS, TRACKED VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, ALASKA, ECONOMICS.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE