Feasibility of developing a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research: Technical tasks. Volume 1

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A two-phase, multi-year research program entitled ``development of a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research`` was recently completed. The primary objective of the project was to develop a portable data acquisition system for crash avoidance research (DASCAR) that will allow drive performance data to be collected using a large variety of vehicle types and that would be capable of being installed on a given vehicle type within a relatively short-time frame. During phase 1 a feasibility study for designing and fabricating DASCAR was conducted. In phase 2 of the research DASCAR was actually developed and validated. ... continued below

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Carter, R.J.; Barickman, F.S.; Spelt, P.F.; Schmoyer, R.L. & Kirkpatrick, J.R. January 1, 1998.

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A two-phase, multi-year research program entitled ``development of a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research`` was recently completed. The primary objective of the project was to develop a portable data acquisition system for crash avoidance research (DASCAR) that will allow drive performance data to be collected using a large variety of vehicle types and that would be capable of being installed on a given vehicle type within a relatively short-time frame. During phase 1 a feasibility study for designing and fabricating DASCAR was conducted. In phase 2 of the research DASCAR was actually developed and validated. This technical memorandum documents the results from the feasibility study. It is subdivided into three volumes. Volume one (this report) addresses the last five items in the phase 1 research and the first issue in the second phase of the project. Volumes two and three present the related appendices, and the design specifications developed for DASCAR respectively. The six tasks were oriented toward: identifying parameters and measures; identifying analysis tools and methods; identifying measurement techniques and state-of-the-art hardware and software; developing design requirements and specifications; determining the cost of one or more copies of the proposed data acquisition system; and designing a development plan and constructing DASCAR. This report also covers: the background to the program; the requirements for the project; micro camera testing; heat load calculations for the DASCAR instrumentation package in automobile trunks; phase 2 of the research; the DASCAR hardware and software delivered to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and crash avoidance problems that can be addressed by DASCAR.

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  • Other: DE98006004
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13540-Vol.1
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/629463 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 629463
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691655

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Carter, R.J.; Barickman, F.S.; Spelt, P.F.; Schmoyer, R.L. & Kirkpatrick, J.R. Feasibility of developing a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research: Technical tasks. Volume 1, report, January 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691655/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.