The Fundamentals of ACV Habitability and Ride Characteristics 710534
Many factors, including vehicle motion, temperature, humidity, atmospheric contamination, and noise level, influence the habitability, or ride comfort, of any vehicle. All of these factors must be considered in the design of an air cushion vehicle (ACV). This paper discusses the motion of the craft induced by traveling over a rough surface. This motion may be reduced by suitable design of the lift and skirt systems, to minimize pressure changes within the cushion.