THE OPERATION OF HOVERCRAFT IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA. VOLUME I. A TECHNICAL EVALUATION
The report, Volume 1 of a two volume set, examines the technical feasibility of using air cushion vehicles (ACV) in the inland waterways of the New York City metropolitan area. This evaluation was based on 1973 tests with a Wellington Class BH.7 hovercraft along routes representing the main corridors of activity of the New York City regional waterways. The hovercraft was a military configuration without weapons, heavily instrumented for trial and testing for military purposes, and not intended for use as a commercial vehicle. During the 3-day trials, data were collected on speed, docking procedures, fueling requirements, airport access, operating noise levels, and operational flexibility; and observations were made of performance, comfort and convenience. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
- See also PB-251 235.
New York City Department of Transportation40 Worth Street
New York, NY United States 10013
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 79 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Airports; Anemometry; Comfort; Data collection; Environmental impacts; Feasibility analysis; Field tests; Fuel consumption; Harbors; Inland waterways; Noise; Performance evaluations; Recommendations; Regional planning; Rivers; Technology; Transportation; Urban transportation; Utilization; Velocity; Water transportation; Water waves; Wind
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation noise
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Waterway transportation
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00133188
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-75-86
- Contract Numbers: DOT-PS-40282
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM