TEST EVALUATION OF THIOKOL INFLATORS FOR AIR CUSHION RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

The original equipment inflators were removed from both the driver and passenger air cushion restraint systems of four 1975 Oldsmobile 98s. Pyrotechnic inflators were built and installed in their place. Three of the automobiles were then subjected to fixed barrier crash tests at speeds of 35-40 miles per hour. Injury levels were determined on CFR 49 Part 572 dummies occupying the front seats and compared with the injury criteria of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208. A 6 year-old child dummy was placed out-of-position on the front passenger seat of the fourth automobile and the bag was statically deployed. Injury levels were determined for the child dummy and compared with the criteria of FMVSS 208. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Enserink, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DS3942-75-159 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-748
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM