IMPACT TESTS OF HUMAN SUBJECTS USING A PROTOTYPE AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM

The objective of the study was to experimentally test a developmental prototype automobile air bag restraint system using human subjects. Seven different barrier crash impact profiles were studied using thirteen healthy young male volunteers seated in the right front passenger position. Experimental data were collected at impact velocities ranging from 15.1 to 31.5 miles per hour to determine the operational performance characteristics of the air bag, subject dynamic interaction with the air bag, subjective evaluation, and trauma encountered during the experiment. The findings of this investigation are summarized.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. Report No. DOT-HS-800 805. Previously announced as PB-219 643.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  USA  45433

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Greer, C R
    • Russell, H C
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-72-97 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-017-1-017-IA
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM