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Title: Report of Second Meeting of ARPA Advisory Committee on Mobility Environmental Research Study (24-26 February 1964, Vicksburg, Mississippi)
Authors: Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Armed Forces--Mobilization--Congresses
Armed Forces--Mobilization--Environmental aspects
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 4-670
Abstract: At the request of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Mississippi, accepted the responsibility for arranging and implementing the second Advisory Committee meeting on Mobility Environmental Research Study (Project MERS), sponsored by ARPA, and for the preparation and publication of the conference proceedings. The meeting was held at WES on 24-26 February 1964. This report consists of 18 papers presented at the Advisory Committee meeting, summaries of important discussions and questions relative to the various papers, the Committee's conclusions and recommendations, and a report of an Ad Hoc Working Group recommended by the Committee to examine the applicability of an airborne profilometer to obtain terrain profiles. The papers included reports on WES studies related to Project MERS, review of project history, conclusions and recommendations of the first Advisory Committee meeting held at Bethesda, Maryland, on 7-9 November 1962, accomplishments on Project MERS tasks since the first committee meeting, Marsh Screw Amphibian tests conducted by WES, Project MERS plans for the next 12 months, and funding status and requirements for Fiscal Year 1965. The meeting attendants included 7 members of the Advisory Committee and 28 observers and visitors. Col. William J. Lynch, U. S. Army, ARPA Project Manager for Mobility and Logistics, was the meeting chairman, assisted by Mr. W. G. Shockley, Chief, Mobility and Environmental Division, WES, as cochairman. Professor K. B. Woods, Head, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, was chairman of the Advisory Committee and was assigned the responsibility for the committee report. The papers presented at the meeting are arranged in this report in the same order in which they were presented. The authors of the various papers presented are identified in the text. Project MERS is under the direct supervision of Mr. A. A. Rula, Chief Mobility Environmental Research Studies (MERS) Branch) and under the general supervision of Mr. W. G. Shockley) Chief) Mobility and Environmental Division) WES. During the conduct of the phase of the work reported herein, Col. Alex G. Sutton) Jr. ) CE) was Director of the Waterways Experiment Station) and Mr. J. B. Tiffany was Technical Director.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-670
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 206 pages / 13.58Mb
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