Accession Number:

ADA230762

Title:

Design of a Micro-Controller for Absorbed Power Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army uses absorbed power to measure the level of discomfort of an occupant riding in a vehicle. Average absorbed power can be calculated if the time history of acceleration at a given point for example the drivers seat is known. The smaller the absorbed power is for a given vehicle, running over a specific profile at a certain speed, the better vehicle ride is. There is a need for Application Specific Integrated Circuit ASIC chips and microcontrollers in order to construct an absorbed power measuring instrument.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE