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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated October 77, PB-288930.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minicars, Incorporated

    35 La Patera Lane
    Goleta, CA  USA  93017

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fitzpatrick, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 134 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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