DRIVER PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM (DPMAS), TASK I: REQUIREMENTS AND PLANS FOR PROTOTYPE EQUIPMENT

A prototype Driver Performance Measurement and Analysis System (DPMAS) is currently being developed for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This report develops and summarizes the measurement and hardware requirements which specify the design and projected used of the system. The requirements evolve from consideration of several basic experimental areas, driver/vehicle/environment interaction studies, driver behavior as induced by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, or unusual stress. Together, these serve to define most of the DPMAS needs. Sensors, signal conditioners, and data acquisition and recording techniques and equipment to translate these requirements into reaility are described. The emphasis is on standardized off-the-shelf, proven-reliability equipment at the component level, and experimenter-centered options and interfaces at the system level. The systems integration considers a variety of possible equipment subsets for the several potential purposes of DPMAS. These emphasize modular packaging and experimenter interface concepts to permit the configuration of component subsets and ready transfer of the package or components thereof to a variety of other vehicles. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  USA  90250
  • Authors:
    • McRuer, D T
    • Peters, R A
    • RINGLAND, R F
    • Allen, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 159 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-1039-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-359-3-733
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM