An improved vehicular impact absorption system characterized by a plurality of aligned crash cushions of substantially cubic configuration is described. Each consists of a plurality of voided aluminum beverage cans arranged in substantial parallelism within a plurality of superimposed tiers and a covering envelope formed of metal hardware cloth. A plurality of cables is extended through the cushions in substantial parallelism with an axis of alignment for the cushions adapted to be anchored at each of the opposite end thereof.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA Pasadena Office
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Knoell, A C
    • Wilson, A H
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent-4 118 014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM