We assume that all the nodes present in the influence field of a given target send their data to a common aggregator.
The influence field of an object is the region within which the target is detectable by the sensors.
There has been no attempt by any of the major bookmakers to influence field
sizes at any of our tracks, the decision to reduce the maximum field size at Southwell being taken in the light of the various future requirements for the racing industry.
It can be used to influence field
sizes, and offers a potentially effective way of increasing the income of the many stables which win relatively little prize-money, and for whom increased prize-money is therefore of little help.