PROXIMITY INDICATOR FOR SCHOOL BUS OCCUPANT SAFETY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9302
Amount: $46,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 306, Camillus, NY, 13031
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ALLAN J BENTZ
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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