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A Practical System for Collecting Reliable Data on the Space-Time Behavior of People.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Space-time behavior is determined by collecting data on peoples movements and inferring a mathematical form which expresses their position in space with respect to time. Analysis of space-time behavior can potentially be useful to the military for training, security, and the planning and design of facilities for military installations. Data on time-space behavior is normally collected by human observers usually by self-observation therefore, its reliability is virtually impossible to determine. However, by replacing human operations with electronic operations, the major source of unpredictable error is eliminated. A conceptual system consisting of individual transmitters and receiver-recorders had been proposed to replace human operations with electronic operations for the collection of data on time-space behavior. This investigation examined the technical feasibility of this concept by testing a simple prototype system. The system was shown to be technically feasible, as well as simple to use, and affordable.
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