MATHEMATICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE RESULTS OF THE SECOND YEAR OF A PROGRAM OF RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT AND FIELD TESTING OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM AND ASSOCIATED OPTICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM TO AID THE INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS. THE OVERALL SYSTEM IS AIMED AT PROVIDING A CAPABILITY OF PROCESSING AND EVALUATING SCENE DATA, VIA RADIO CONTACT WITH A REMOTE COMPUTER, WHILE THE INVESTIGATORS ARE AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE. INCLUDED ARE DETAILED COMPARISONS OF RESPONSES AND DAMAGE PREDICTED BY THE DEVELOPED ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE WITH CORRESPONDING MEASUREMENTS FROM STAGED COLLISONS. FIELD TRIAL RESULTS WITH THE OPTICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM ARE ALSO PRESENTED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE FEASIBILITY OF THE OVERALL SYSTEM CONCEPT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. REMAINING DIFFICULTIES WITH HARDWARE, THAT ARE PRIMARILY ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS LINK, ARE DISCUSSED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • MCHENRY, R R
    • Segal, D J
    • Lynch, J P
    • Henderson, P M
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Int Tech Rp
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM