The Ohio SAR Association conference has posted their 2013 talks online.
- Ken Chiacchia's Sweep Width talk
- Don Cooper's Search Theory talk
- [Don Ferguson's GIS talk -- not posted yet]
Ken Chiacchia's talk
Ken Chiacchia's talk, "ESW in the Alleghenies," includes our most recent AMDR work, and much more. For example, he describes how to measure sweep width for a dog team. The key idea is treating the dog-handler team as the sensor.
Ken also compared time to reach a coverage of 2 (or 86% POD) of a dog team and a human team, in some conditions:
Use the dogs where they give the biggest gain: here, full foliage, low-vis. There is no useful gain in the high-vis leafless condition.
Also make sure to see his work on the effect of convection on sweep width (for some conditions). Ken is doing the best work I know of on sweep width for dogs. I look forward to the paper.