PRESSURE SENSITIVE MICROENCAPSULATED DYE SENSORS FOR USE WITH ANTHROPOMORPHIC CRASH TEST DEVICES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18803
Amount: $48,701.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mach I Inc
346 East Church Road, King Of Prussia, PA, 19406
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Albert C Condo
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ADDRESSES A NEED FOR A WORKABLE METHODOLOGY FOR RECORDING THE ENERGY FORCES FROM DIRECT AND SLIDING (ABRASION) CONTACTS ON ANTHROPOMORPHIC DEVICES WITHIN THE INTERIOR OF A VEHICLE ON IMPACT. THE SCOPE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DETERMINE FEASIBILITY OF INCORPORATING CALIBRATED PRESSURE SENSITIVE MICROENCAPSULATED DYE (MED) SENSORS INTO A COATING THAT ADHERES TO ANTHROPOMORPHIC CRASH TEST DEVICE MATERIALS; AND, AT DIFFERENT DYNAMIC IMPACT ENERGY LEVELS WILL RUPTURE. THE RELEASED SENSORS, DESIGNED TO REFLECT DIFFERENT ENERGY LEVELS OF CONTUSION AND ABRASION TYPE IMPACTS, WILL BE DETECTED USING SPECTROSCOPIC PROBES AND DETECTION INSTRUMENTATION TO RECORD THE ENERGY LEVEL AND INCIDENCES OF RESULTANT DYE RELEASE.

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