Accession Number : ADA182476

Title :   A Novel Concept for the Rapid Deployment of Electric Power Cables. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 86-30 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ENGINEERS AND ASSOCIATES INC HERCULES CA

Personal Author(s) : Callahan,Thomas F

PDF Url : ADA182476

Report Date : 30 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The report covers the research & analysis required to establish the feasibility of a concept to design and demonstrate a system for rapidly deploying and retrieving electric power cables by launching the cables through the air. The TOW missile is the optimum deployment vehicle for transporting one end of the cable toward the tactical position that requires power. The approach effectively neutralizes both man-made and naturally occurring deployment obstacles, e.g. nuclear, biological chemical environment, combat zone, impassable topography (deep ravine, steep cliff, etc.), open hostile areas (marshes, lakes, and rivers). The deployment range is estimated to be 500 to 1000 ft. The retrieval can be accomplished by a robotic device that automatically cleans, disconnects, coils, packages and covers fifty foot lengths of cable.

Descriptors :   *CABLES, *LAUNCHING, *ELECTRIC CABLES, *ELECTRIC POWER, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, *ROBOTICS, COMBAT AREAS, DEPLOYMENT, FEET, RIVERS, LAKES, LENGTH, OPTIMIZATION, POSITION(LOCATION), BARRIERS, CHEMISTRY, CLIFFS, COILS, TOPOGRAPHY, VEHICLES, WETLANDS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE