CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS EVALUATION USING BABOONS AND CHILD-SIZED DUMMIES. VOLUME 1. FINAL REPORT AND APPENDIXES A-C

A series of impact tests were carried out on the AMRL Impulse Accelerator Facility to evaluate the relative performance characteristics in child restraint systems of two proposed three-year-old child dummies. Side-by-side impact comparisons were made in the forward and lateral impact directions at velocities ranging up to 30 MPH. Performance of the dummies was compared with the responses of juvenile baboons used as surrogates for the three-year-old child. Comparisons were made using three types of child restraints on a standardized automobile bench seat. Data to make the comparisons were restraint loads, head and chest accelerations, and kinematic displacement of various body parts. The results showed that there were significant differences between the two dummies and that neither dummy provided a good match to the young baboon responses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-288 214.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  United States  45433

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shaffer, J T
    • Letscher, R M
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 315 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-76-99-VOL-1, DOT-HS-803-322
  • Contract Numbers: F33615-74-C-4050,, F33615-73-C-4157
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2003 12:00AM