Accession Number : AD0768405

Title :   Automatic Path Specification for the AMC 71 Mobility Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jurkat,M. Peter

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The report contains the description of a computer-based method for determining the family of routes from which the route selection program of the AMC 71 mobility model can choose to determine the minimum-travel-time path of a vehicle over some terrain. It specifies what data and in what format it must be presented in order for the computer programs to construct a file that the route selection program needs. Currently, the method is restricted to rectangular maps. The family of paths, which includes lateral path segments, can be altered without repeating the laborious initial work required to digitize and compile the map description. Also included is a brief study of the effects of changing the parameters of the path family on the overall transverse time of several vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERRAIN, TRAFFICABILITY), (*VEHICLES, TERRAIN), RIVERS, MAPS, TERRAIN MODELS, MOBILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE