The ongoing industry effort to improve air bag systems for out-of-position occupants (OOPOs) has created the need to reexamine the existing design criteria and development means to be used in the implementation of advanced air bag techniques. Development procedures and test techniques must be augmented to include appropriate testing of the OOPO. This paper will review the development of a unique dynamic test fixture and test methodology to simulate the predeployment movement of an occupant concatenated with a conventional crash pulse on a HYGE sled. This test methodology provides for efficient development of dynamic occupant tracking systems, biomechanic algorithms, and restraint system controls.

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    • This paper was presented at the 1999 SAE International Congress and Exposition and is included in the SAE Special Publication, "Occupant Protection" (SP-1432).
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    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Frech, H
    • BURLEY, E
    • Hill, T W
    • Rossey, M
    • Schulz, K
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  • Publication Date: 1999-3


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-43
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  • Accession Number: 00770076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768003644
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1999-01-0638
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 1999 12:00AM