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Title: An Analytical Model for Predicting Cross-Country Vehicle Performance. Appendix E, Quantification of the Screening Effects of Vegetation on Driver's Vision and Vehicle Speed
Authors: Stinson, Beryl G.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Vehicles, Military--Dynamics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 3-783 app.E
Abstract: A total of 39 tests were conducted with two wheeled and two tracked vehicles at three sites at Eglin AFB, Fla., and five sites at Khon Kaen, Thailand, in an effort to establish procedures for quantifying screening effects of vegetation on driver's vision and to relate recognition distance to maximum safe speed. Recognition distance was defined in this study as that distance wherein 76 percent of the dots painted on a standard target could be counted in a vegetation assemblage. Predictions of maximum safe speeds were computed based on recognition distance, and average deviation of predicted maximum safe speed from actual average speed for each test was 3.3 mph on the safe side. It is recommended that additional testing be done to develop a less tedious and time-consuming procedure for determining recognition distance in vegetated areas and that stopping distance-soil strength relations be established.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report No. 3-783 Appendix E
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 42 pages / 4.527Mb
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