This document is the final report of the Phase III program to study the potential application of an anticipatory radar braking system in preventing motor vehicle accidents. The progress was undertaken by Bendix Research Laboratories for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The report describes the design of the experimental radar braking system by Bendix Research Laboratories. The report also describes the installation of the system on two test vehicles. A summary of the functional tests which demonstrate the performance of the experimental system is included as well. The system description is divided into three sections. Section 2 outlines the design of the radar sensor, including the signal processing electronics, control panel display, and installation of the entire subsystem on the test vehicles. Section 3 and 4 describe the design of the brake actuation subsystem and the anti-lock subsystem, respectively, and include information about installation of these two subsystem on test vehicles. Section 5 outlines functional tests conducted with the two test vehicles equipped with the radar braking system. The preliminary tests outlined in Section 5 demonstrate the performance of the radar braking system. In addition to general observations about closed-loop braking performance of the two radar-brake-equipped test vehicles, Section 6 outlines the major differences in performance between the two test vehicles. More extensive tests of the radar braking system installed in the test vehicles are recommended. A test plan, separate from this report, has been submitted.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bendix Research Laboratories

    2800 Ten and One-Half Mile Road
    Southfield, MI  United States  48076

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Faris, W R
    • Tresselt, C P
    • Yee, H C
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 249 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RLD-8904 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-049
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01450
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM