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). INADDITION TO THESE COMPARATIVE DETAIL. INCLUDED IN UCH 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/

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    Research Analysis Corp

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  • Authors:
    • Sumner, N R
    • Alper, S
    • Villu, A
    • Girard, E W
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Accession Number: 00200580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1973 12:00AM