Item: Recent improvements in catex (avalanche control ropeway) technology
Title: Recent improvements in catex (avalanche control ropeway) technology
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Gilles BORREL
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is double. First, we present the device to people who don't know it. Then, we show the answers that have been brought to improve the method and remove its most serious drawbacks: a general survey of the problems encountered by the operators when using the CATEX, strengthening of the electronics and igniters against hertzian waves and lightning, new methods to set up the device and protect the towers, an increased use of radio-controlled carriers/descenders (C/D), the use of a simplified computer to help running the motor, the writing of a set of rules to increase the safety measures.
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Keywords: catex, safety, electronics, igniters
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