NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1982
Reference Number: JSC-SO-79
Category: Environment And Resource Management
Origin: Apollo Program
Power Pack II provides an economical means of moving a power source into remote roadless forest areas. It was developed by Prof. Miles and his associates, working in cooperation with the University of California&apos;s Department of Forestry. The team combined its own design of an all-terrain vehicle with a suspension system based on the NASA load equalization technology. Result is an intermediate-sized unit which carries a power source and the powered tools to perform a variety of forest management tasks which cannot be done economically with current equipment. Power Pack II can traverse very rough terrain and climb a 60 degree slope; any one of the wheels can move easily over an obstacle larger than itself. Work is being done on a more advanced Power Pack III.
Page Number in Published book: 117
Manufacturer: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA