Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 10:30 AM

Monitoring Military Vehicle Movements to Detect Land Condition Trends.

Paul D. Ayers1, Alan Anderson2, Matthew Rice1, and Heidi Howard3. (1) University of Tennessee, 2506 E. J. Chapman Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996, (2) US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center, 2902 Farber Drive, 2902 Farber Drive, Champaign, IL 61822, (3) U.S. Army Engineering Research & Development Center, PO Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826

Global positioning systems (GPS) have been used to track military vehicle movement during training exercises to evaluate the land impacts.  The location and severity of off-road impacts can be monitored allowing real-time site specific land condition analysis and reclamation.  Evaluation and comparison of vehicle impacts based on GPS tracking at various military installations will be presented.