TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AT LARGE-SCALE DISASTERS AND DISASTER PREVENTION BY A NEW TYPE OF AIRSHIP

Airships have a long and distinguished history of long-duration performance, even when compared to fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. As the result of these characteristics of long-endurance performance, in addition to a high level of air worthiness, robustness, and ability to carry large payloads, airships are expected to be developed as an effective station for observation, telecommunications, and traffic control, not to mention transportation. A logical extension of these roles is in the arena of disaster prevention and rescue operations, for circumstances in which the efficacy of other types of aircraft is severely limited. Strong motivation to develop airships for these purposes exists. In the aftermath of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, there has been strong inquiry and re-evaluation of current measures to cope with large-scale disasters. A general survey is conducted to identify the roles in which different airships can perform. The survey results suggest the development of a high-altitude, unmanned, long-endurance platform that can perform missions--before and after outbreaks of disaster--that are difficult for satellites.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Onda, Masatoshi
    • Hayashi, K
    • Misawa, M
    • Ford, M L
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1380

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1996 12:00AM