Bubba, A Teleoperated Countermine Vehicle
A recent countermine test program required the development of Bubba, a 5 ton, 6 wheel drive, M-923 military truck converted to teleoperation. The Mine Detection by Energetic Photons (MIDEP)...

The Engineer Vehicle Tele-operation Capability
The Tank-Automotive Robotics Office develops remote and autonomous ground vehicle systems for the U.S. Army. We specialize in command and control of mobility platforms and overall system...

Analysis of Inflating Habitable Space Structures with neomass (near-Earth-object mass)
The discovery of near Earth objects (NEOs), during August 1992, and that one of them is a dormant comet, dramatically changed the potential availability of near-Earth resources. NEOs provide...

Efficient Path Planning Strategies for Unmanned Rover Vehicles
Path planning strategies are studied using an optimization model. Four main sub-models are discussed that contribute to the computing of minimum energy vehicle path planning. These are:...

A Surface Exploration Vehicle Testbed for Real-Time Control Exerimentation
Current mission scenarios for return to the moon as well as Mars include some robotic systems; for the precursor unmanned mission, these systems will be required to operate under autonomous...

ARIANE-5 Launch Operations Construction and Operation of a New Launch Complex for Lower Cost, Higher Reliability Missions
This paper describes the main criteria driving the evolution of these facilities : launch rate, vulnerability to accidents, reliability and safety, cost optimization and adaptation to...

Dynamic Loading of a Rigid Frame Bridge
The objective of this paper is to investigate the dynamic response of a rigid frame bridge to two trucks (side by side) passing over the rough bridge deck. The rigid frame bridge is designed...

Cumulative Impact of Heavy Permit-Trucks on Steel Bridges
In many parts of North America, special permits are issued to heavy vehicles without considering their cumulative effect on steel bridge components. Such overloads may initiate crack propagation...

Overweight Trucks and Safety of Bridges
Most states face increasing pressure to issue more and heavier overweight truck permits. Current permit checking methods of many states adopt the AASHTO rating concept with or without...

1993 Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park Census in Beatty and Pahrump, Nevada

Impact of Nuclear Waste Traffic on Highways

Development of Functional Characteristics of Vehicle Mounted Plastic Scintillation System

A Speed Prediction Model for New Zealand Highways
This paper outlines a limiting speed model using probabilistic techniques to simulate the different types of vehicles and their performance along a two-lane rural highway. The road to...

Characteristics of the US Highway Bridge Population
Characteristics of US highway bridges are summarized, and conditions of national, regional, and state bridges are analyzed with respect to structural deficiency. The overall patterns in...

Breakout Session 4A: VMT Estimation

Breakout Session 4B: Speed and Vehicle Mix

Aviation Crossroads
Challenges in a Changing World
This proceedings, Aviation Crossroads - Challenges in a Changing World, includes papers presented at the 23rd International Air Transportation...

Commercial Vehicle Operations and Automatic Vehicle Identification Applications at Airports

Transfer Vehicle Sizing for Missions to Mars
The purpose of this study is to analyze the interactions between mission and vehicle design parameters, and determine how the selection of a particular trajectory and transit time affects...

Emission Impacts of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems

 

 

 

 

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