OCCUPANT MOTION SENSORS: DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A PIEZORESISTIVE MOUTHPIECE ROTATIONAL ACCELEROMETER

A miniature piezoresistive mouthpiece rotational accelerometer has been developed to measure the angular acceleration of a head during a simulated vehicle crash. Corrections have been electronically applied to the rotational accelerometer to reduce its linear sensitivity. The device has been successfully tested in the laboratory on a high speed shake table and in the field using humans and dummies. New techniques in photogrammetry have been developed to speed the reduction of motion picture data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • PLANK, G
    • Ofsevit, D
    • Warner, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-73-5 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM