AUTOMATIC VEHICLE MONITORING SYSTEMS STUDY. REPORT OF PHASE O. VOLUME 2: PROBLEM DEFINITION AND DERIVATION OF AVM SYSTEM SELECTION TECHNIQUES

A set of planning guidelines is presented to help law enforcement agencies and vehicle fleet operators decide which automatic vehicle monitoring (AVM) system could best meet their performance requirements. Improvements in emergency response times and resultant cost benefits obtainable with various operational and planned AVM systems may be synthesized and simulated by means of special computer programs for model city parameters applicable to small, medium and large urban areas. Design characteristics of various AVM systems and the implementation requirements are illustrated and cost estimated for the vehicles, the fixed sites and the base equipments. Vehicle location accuracies for different RF links and polling intervals are analyzed. Actual applications and coverage data are tabulated for seven cities whose police departments actively cooperated in the study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Subm-Sponsored in Part by NSF.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91103
  • Publication Date: 1976-6-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-153207
  • Contract Numbers: NAS7-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM