Method for Characterizing Congestion of Objects in Three Dimensions
Patent Application, Filed 8 Dec 97
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Accordingly, it is a general purpose and object of the present invention to provide a method for optimizing the layout of three dimensional workplaces. It is a further object of the present invention that the present invention reflect the spatial relationship of objects within a three dimensional shape. These objects are provided with the present invention by a method for measuring and recording the relative degree of physical density, congestion, or crowding of objects dispersed in a three dimensional space. A Population Density Index PDIact is obtained for the actual conditions of the objects within the space as determined from measurements taken of the objects. The PDIact is compared with values of PDI min and PDImax, considered as minimum and maximum bounds, respectively, for PDIact values. The objects within the space can then be repositioned to optimize PDIact for the three dimensional space and the objects contained within the space, thus optimizing the layout of objects within the space.
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