Obstacle State Estimation For Imminent Crash Prediction & Countermeasure Deployment Decision-Making 2003-01-2261
Predictive crash sensing and deployment control of safety systems require reliable and accurate kinematic information about potential obstacles in the host vehicle environment. The projected trajectories of obstacles in the path of the vehicle assist in activation of safety systems either before, or just after collision for improved occupant protection. This paper presents an analysis of filtering and estimation techniques applied to imminent crash conditions. Optimization of design criteria to achieve required response performance, and noise minimization, are evaluated based on the safety system to be activated. The predicted target information is applied in the coordinated deployment of injury mitigation safety systems.