DEVELOPMENT OF A FRONT PASSENGER ASPIRATOR AIR BAG SYSTEM FOR SMALL CARS

The objective of the study was to adapt the aspirated air bag system to the crashworthy small car front seat passenger. During the first year's effort an aspirator air bag system was designed and developed. Tests with the aspirator air bag system produced data which satisfied the injury criteria for the full range of adult dummy sizes through the 45 MPH crash speed range. Test results indicate that the system did not present a hazard to the forward, out-of-position child and that the results also satisfied the injury criteria for the normally seated 6 yr. old child size dummy through the 45 MPH crash speed range.

  • 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:
    • ROMEO, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-039 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5777-V-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01254
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM