Accession Number : AD0745151

Title :   Mobility Environmental Research Study. Report I. Selection and Description of Test Areas, U.S. Military Reservations,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Woods,H. K. ; Shamburger,J. H.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : To develop the capability to predict in quantitative terms the effects of terrain obstacles on cross-country performance of ground vehicles, two principal areas of investigation were initiated, namely soil and obstacle studies. The obstacle studies were subdivided into the following three tasks: (1) Effects of Terrain Obstacles on Vehicle Performance, (2) Prototype Tests of the Effects of Multiple Terrain Factors on Ground Mobility in the U. S., and (3) Proof Tests of Ground Mobility in the U. S. This report is concerned with the first phase of the proof tests, selection and preliminary description of test areas.

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, SITE SELECTION), (*TERRAIN, TRAFFICABILITY), (*VEHICLES, MOBILITY), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SOILS, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, PLANTS(BOTANY), AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE