AN EXPERIMENTALLY VALIDATED 3-D INERTIAL TRACKING PACKAGE FOR APPLICATION IN BIODYNAMIC RESEARCH

A six-accelerometer inertial tracking package currently in intensive use in measuring living human and human surrogate response to impact acceleration is presented and discussed. The discussion includes an enumeration of the various requirements imposed upon the package as well as its design and fabrication. The on-site calibration facility is described, including a discussion of the procedures for routine calibration of the packages. Accounts of the data acquisition link from the packages through the sled borne amplifiers to the hybrid computer are also included. Particular attention is devoted to the theoretical aspects of this system. A statement of errors is developed and compared to the various precision parameters of this system and to a general estimation of the dynamic response envelope demonstrating the overall feasibility of this approach.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Nineteenth Stapp Car Crash Conference, Warrendale, 1975. Sponsored by the Naval Medical Research and Development Command.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Becker, E
    • WILLEMS, G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #751173
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM