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Motion Analysis Of Simulated Vehicle-Pedestrian Impacts Using Automated High-Speed Cinephotogrammetry
Author(s): Francois Mesqui; Peter Niederer
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Paper Abstract

The body of a pedestrian, who is impacted by a vehicle, often executes a complicated spatial motion during the collision. In experimental impacts under laboratory conditions high-speed cinetechniques lend themselves to be utilized for analysing the characteristics of such spatial motions providing that at least two time-matched views of the scene are available. In order to facilitate an efficient analysis of the motion phenomena associated with simulated vehicle-pedestrian collisions, a computercontrolled film scanning system was developed which is based on a stop-frame film transport, a video-dissector, and a video-speed image RAM. The random-access features of the dissector enable a fast automatic film frame analysis while the high speed of the image memory allows to constantly observe the scanning procedure, if necessary. Marker identification is performed under operator control utilizing the interactive features of the system. An assessment of the accuracy of the automated reconstruction of spatial marker trajectories revealed that moving objects are in general located to an accuracy of better than 7mm in a scene of typically 7m in diameter. The application of the method to experimental vehicle-pedestrian impacts is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0427, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936289
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Francois Mesqui, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Unversity of Zurich (Switzerland)
Peter Niederer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Unversity of Zurich (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0427:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics I
Dennis L. Paisley, Editor(s)

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