Accession Number:

ADA633178

Title:

Topology and Individual Location of Crowds as Measures of Effectiveness for Non-lethal Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ TARGET BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE LAB

Report Date:

2010-11-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A quantitative analysis method for crowd responses to non-lethal weapons NLWs has been developed. Using motion capture technology, the location and orientation of all individuals in a crowd were recorded during various engagements with a control force wielding simulated NLWs. The motion and behavior of the group, both as a whole and as individuals, were quantified using a variety of metrics derived from these measures. Several of the proposed metrics average leading edge and streamlines were sensitive to differences in critical characteristics of the scenario, such as weapon type standoff vs. hand-to-hand combat and rules of engagement threat vs. no threat. Therefore, these metrics can be used to assess and compare effectiveness of different types of non-lethal weapons and systems and how weapon effectiveness varies with tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE