Accession Number : AD0763180

Title :   Analysis of the Ability of a Laser Profilometer System to Evaluate Unprepared Landing Sites.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Link,Lewis E. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : A study was made to determine the feasibility of using an airborne laser profilometer system to rapidly appraise selected unprepared landing sites. Evaluation of terrain roughness was made in terms of microrelief, slope, and obstructions. Laser profilometer data were collected at 12 test areas that provided variations in surface geometry, vegetation cover, and other natural and man-made features. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE ROUGHNESS, MEASUREMENT), (*LANDING FIELDS, SITE SELECTION), LASERS, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, ERRORS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE