DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH SENSORS--EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Results of an investigation of post-contact crash sensing techniques are reported. The study included a survey of crash sensor technology, and experimental testing of crash sensing devices. Testing included full-scale crash tests of unmodified vehicles instrumented with crash sensors and accelerometers. Laboratory bench testing of crash sensors was conducted employing a centrifuge device to determine static bias levels and a Linear Accelerator apparatus to provide dynamic performance information. In addition an induction coil crash sensing device which actuates a squib power circuit when the relative velocity between the vehicle and its front bumper exceeds a pre-selected threshold was developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ryder Jr, M O
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZQ-5351-V-3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-725
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM