TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN REGIONS

The report examines the performance and cost of various transportation systems in the northern (Arctic) environment. The scenarios used include both civilian and military transportation problems, and the study explores some of the relationships among these in an Alaskan environment. Systems examined include such conventional systems as railroads, trucks, boats, and tracked vehicles, plus more advanced systems as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and surface effect vehicles (SEVs). In addition to these comparative analyses, certain specific issues are examined in some detail. Included in such issues are the economics of using SEVs as transitional vehicles in undeveloped regions, prior to investment in roads and railroads, the potential utility of a SEV-helicopter team in search and rescue missions, and the relationship between transportation and Alaskan development. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORPORATION

    MCLEAN, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sumner, NRJ
    • Alper, S
    • Girard, E W
    • Villu, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RAC-TP-450 Tech Paper
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC19-69-C-0017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1974 12:00AM