State Estimator Design for Real-time Controlled Restraint Systems

E.P. Laan, van der, F.E. Veldpaus, Cees van Schie, M. Steinbuch

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In this paper, a method is presented to estimatethe motion of a vehicle occupant in frontal impact. Knowledgeof the occupant’s motion during a crash can significantly reducethe risk of injury, as restraint systems could be real-timeadapted to the optimal settings. It is shown that the chestacceleration of the occupant, an important measure of injury,is accurately estimated by filtering of the belt displacement atthe outlet side. Low order, nonlinear models are constructedfrom complex models, and a state estimator filter is designedusing a linearization of these low order models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference (ACC 2007) 9-13 July 2007, New York, New York, USA
Place of PublicationPiscataway, New Jersey, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0988-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 American Control Conference (ACC 2007) - Marriott Marquis Hotel at Times Square, New York, NY, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 200713 Jul 2007


Conference2007 American Control Conference (ACC 2007)
Abbreviated titleACC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
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