Control design of a safety restraint system

R.J. Hesseling, M. Steinbuch, F.E. Veldpaus, T. Klisch

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In this paper, a method is outlined, that can be used as an expedientfor the design of safety restraint systems or as toolto design online controllers for smart safety restraint systems.For complexity reasons, the airbag is left out of consideration.The focus is to develop the method to minimizethe maximum value of the chest acceleration by manipulationof the force applied to the belt by the beltforce limiter.The method roughly exists of identification and controllerdesign. The system identification part results in a model,describing the transfer from a perturbation in the beltforceto the corresponding disturbance in the chest acceleration.The controller design part results in a PID-like controller,based on the identified transfer. To evaluate the outlinedmethod, results of the method for manipulation of the beltforcein case of a standard crash test with a BMW 3-seriesare presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Asia control conference, September 25-27, 2002, Singapore
Place of PublicationSingapore
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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