PROXIMITY INDICATOR FOR SCHOOL BUS OCCUPANT SAFETY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Amount:
$46,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
9302
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wrtb Inc Dba/k-ii Enterprises
Po Box 306, Camillus, NY, 13031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 ALLAN J BENTZ
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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