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.
- Sponsored in part by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- PLANK, G
- Ofsevit, D
- Warner, A
- Publication Date: 1973-7
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Accelerometers; Automobiles; Design; Head; Impact tests; Injuries; Measuring instruments; Photogrammetry; Piezometers; Safety engineering; Safety equipment
- Old TRIS Terms: Nhsb; Piezoelectric gages
- Subject Areas: Design; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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