Accession Number : AD0785631

Title :   A Sea Ice Terrain and Mobility Model,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Hibler,William D. , III

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : With the advent of a new generation of air cushion vehicles, often called surface effects vehicles (SEV), the nature of the Arctic pack ice as a vehicle terrain has taken on military and commercial significance. Because of this significance, studies have recently been carried out at USA CRREL in order to effectively characterize sea ice terrain for purposes of SEV mobility, as well as for other types of vehicles. These studies have involved aerial stereo photography, airborne laser profilometry, and ground measurements performed on the pack ice surface.

Descriptors :   *Surface effect vehicles, *Sea ice, *Trafficability, Pack ice, Mobility, Probability density functions, Monte Carlo method

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE