DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLID PROPELLANT INFLATION TECHNIQUE FOR THE SUBCOMPACT CAR PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM
The report summarizes the progress of Minicars Inc. in developing a passenger air cushion system for the Calspan RSV. The air cushion system was pyrotechnically inflated and used a mechanical knee restraint system. The performance objective of the system is to provide acceptable 45 mph performance for a broad range of occupant sizes (from the 6-yr-old child to the 50th percentile adult male) and natural sitting positions. Progress toward this objective was achieved through sled tests in which the system was gradually developed and finalized.
- See also report dated October 77, PB-288930.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA USA 93017
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Fitzpatrick, M
- Publication Date: 1978-10-26
- Pagination: 134 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Compact automobiles; Constraints; Inflatable structures; Passenger cars; Passive restraint systems; Performance; Propellants; Restraint systems; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Solids
- Old TRIS Terms: Air cushion; Arresting process; Constraining; Occupant restraint; Sleds; Small car; Solid propellants
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00190921
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-670 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01384
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM