Accession Number : AD0870791

Title :   An Evaluation of Airborne Sensors for Site Selection Engineering Data Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May 68-Nov 69,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS

Personal Author(s) : Buckmeier, F. J. ; Colp, John L. ; Forrest, James ; Marien, H. R.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 322

Abstract : The report describes the data acquisition and evaluation of several remote sensors over three types of environment for engineering terrain data used in site selection. Extensive field and airborne data were collected at each of three sites in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. The sensors used for data collection were metric photography, multiband photography, infrared scanner (8 to 14 microns), laser terrain profiler, airdroppable penettometer, and gamma-ray spectrometer. Several operational modes were used and are described. The analyses are summarized in sections by Texas Instruments, Inc., Sandia Laboratories, and University of New Mexico, CERF. Recommendations for a site selection system of sensors are made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION), (*SITE SELECTION, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), TERRAIN, MAPPING, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, PHOTOGRAPHY, LASERS, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, INFRARED SCANNING.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE