Accession Number:

ADD020328

Title:

System and Method for Induced Acceleration Mitigation for Seat Occupant

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 29 Apr 2005, patented 18 Sep 2007

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A system for mitigation of induced acceleration to an occupant of a vehicle seat includes a substantially non-deforming structure having a top side with the vehicle seat mounted thereon and a bottom side forming a first portion of a floor of the vehicle, and at least one deformable bracket mounting the non-deforming structure to a second portion of the floor that is separate from the first portion of the floor. The at least one deformable bracket deforms, and the non-deforming structure extends through the floor when the vehicle is subjected to an upward force that is equal to or greater than a predetermined force that corresponds to an induced upward acceleration.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE