PROXIMITY INDICATOR FOR SCHOOL BUS OCCUPANT SAFETY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$46,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9302
Agency Tracking Number:
9302
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 306, Camillus, NY, 13031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ALLAN J BENTZ
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A CHILD IN BLIND SPOTS AROUND BUSES BY USING BODY CAPACITANCE IS DISCLOSED IN THIS PROPOSAL. ANANALYSIS IS DONE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF COUPLING A LOW VOLTAGE 50 KHZ EXCITATION SIGNAL THROUGH THE PAVEMENT AND EARTH, THEN TO A DETECTION ELECTRODE POSITONED SUCH THATTHE BODY CAPACITANCE OF A CHILD IN THE SIGNAL PATH CAUSES A DISCERNIBLE LEVEL CHANGE. SIGNAL PROCESSING TOPOLOGY FOR A FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM IS PRO- POSED, AND RESEARCH REQUIRED TO SPECIFY PERFORMANCE AND DE-SIGN REQIREMENTS IS DETAILED.

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