ARCTIC SURFACE EFFECT VEHICLE PROGRAM

First-hand experience was gained in the Arctic during a six-month test program with an SK-5 SEV at Barrow, Alaska. Designs for SEV's up to 1000-tons gross weight with speed capabilities up to 120 knots were prepared. Numerous skirt designs were tested over simulated terrain to establish feasibility of skirts higher than those currently in use. The prediction of the dynamic response of SEV's operating at high speeds over ice and other rough terrain required analytical programs different from those used for operations over water. The detection of ice ridges and estimation of their height is required for high speed operation, and a system utilizing a 95GHz radar was designed and tested. Specific designs of 150-ton and 500-ton vehicles were developed to establish their feasibility for conducting long-range Arctic missions.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Kordenbrock, J U
    • Harry, C W
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 70-83
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM