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dc.contributor.authorSabol, Bruce M.-
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Thomas E.-
dc.identifier.govdocMiscellaneous Paper EL-91-16-
dc.descriptionMiscellaneous Paper-
dc.description.abstractUnder the Proof of Principle Program for development of the Wide Area Mine (WAM), the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) were responsible for characterizing terrain features expected to affect the WAM performance. The off-vertical angle of the WAM ground platform (tilt) erected on the terrain surface will affect several critical functions of candidate WAM systems. Digital terrain elevation data of adequate spatial resolution (2-ft horizontal spacing) was not available to accurately estimate the distribution of tilt angles for the WAM ground platforms. Actual tilt measurements were therefore made on pre-erected (legs locked in place) WAM surrogates (mass models) on four terrain surface types representing managed and agricultural lands. Mean tilt angles ranged from 2 deg for meadowland to almost 11 deg for a freshly plowed and rowed field. The Textron Defense System WAM exhibited a slightly larger mean and standard deviation of tilt angle than the Honeywell, Inc., WAM for each terrain surface type; however, this difference was statistically significant in only one 'of the four cases. Because this study did not consider the ground platform erection process, these data should not be interpreted as tilt angles resulting from realistic deployment of WAMs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArmy Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent35 pages/3.902 Mb-
dc.publisherEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherU.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMiscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.) ; EL-91-16-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectMilitary geographyen_US
dc.subjectTarget acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectMines (Military explosives)en_US
dc.subjectMilitary topographyen_US
dc.titleEffects of microtopographic features on tilt of the wide area mine ground platformen_US
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