Accession Number:

AD0752118

Title:

An Automated Headcount System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The signature requirement in the present dining hall headcount system is believed to be a significant troop irritant. This reason among others has stimulated a search for alternative systems which will remove the signature requirement while maintaining an audit trail. Alternative automated headcount systems can be classified into four basic types real-time data processing, real-time data collection, off-line cassette output and off-line optical scanner systems. Estimated costs of Army-wide adoption were obtained from a survey of 85 manufacturers. The costs ranged from 2-21 million.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE