IMPACT TEST OF A NEAR-PRODUCTION AIR CUSHION RESTRAINT

The objective of the test program was to demonstrate the impact protection efficacy of a production automobile air cushion restraint under experimental conditions simulating an automotive barrier crash. The air cushion restraint that was tested was designed and fabricated by the Fisher Body Division of the General Motors Corporation to provide passive restraint for the center and right front seat passengers during frontal impact. The air cushion systems that were tested were provided by the General Motor Corporation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for use in this test program. The impact tests were conducted on the Daisy Decelerator located at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Composite acceleration profiles measured during automobile barrier crashes were used to design the deceleration patterns for this impact program. The nominal peak accelerations varied from 10 to 22 g at velocities ranging for 16.1 to 31.1 miles per hour.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-231361/7, NTIS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  USA  45433
  • Authors:
    • Brinkely, J W
    • Mohr, G C
    • Russell, H C
    • Cooper, S M
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-801 121 Synopsis
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-017-1-017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM