Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-1296

Response of Seat-based Electric Field Sensors to Humans and ATDs 2002-01-1296

Cloth- and leather-upholstered passenger seats equipped with NEC seat-based electric field sensors were tested using three crash test dummies, a 12-month-old CRABI, 6-year-old Hybrid III and 5th-percentile female Hybrid III. The crash test dummies were tested in the normal condition and in a modified condition where they were covered with conductive plastic. Human subjects were also tested so that the response from the crash test dummies could be compared with their human counterparts. A number of seated positions were analyzed in the ungrounded condition. Additional tests were conducted with children in forward-facing booster seats and one infant in rear-facing infant seats.


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