- James. W. Sewall Company - Complied By
- Edson, David T. - Principal Investigator
State of Maine Department of Conservation
This study of aircraft efficiency was designed to address two problems. First, it was necessary to develop a method to consistently equate the capabilities of one spray aircraft with another. This problem was divided into a study of air and ground functions with an analysis of empirical data. Next, a logistical algorithm was developed for indexing aircraft capabilities. The second problem involved the formulation and testing of procedures to accurately monitor aircraft position over spray blocks. This problem is defined in the form of error of application.
Each element of this study is carefully documented. All methodologies and materials are described. Because observation can seldom be comprehensive it is necessary to make general assumptions about the events being observed. These assumptions are stated.