Awards for Excellence

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Awards for Excellence", Sensor Review, Vol. 24 No. 4.



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Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence

Jérôme Lucas and Christophe BatisEcole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris, FranceStéphanie Holé and Thierry DitchiUniversite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FranceClaude Launay and Joaquim da SilvaHitachi Computer Products, Olivet, FranceHervé Dirand, Laurent Chabert and Marc PajonFaurecia, France

are the recipients of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper

"Morphological capacitive sensors for air bag applications''

which appeared in Sensor Review, Vol. 23 No. 4, 2003

Abstract The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 208 includes directives rendering the morphological estimation of passengers mandatory for advanced air bag systems. The dynamic automatic suppression system uses both the morphological and positional information about the passenger to allow or prevent air bag deployment. Various solutions have been proposed to obtain these information by using capacitive sensors. This paper presents a method, that makes possible use of such sensors in the car industry by correcting their responses from these perturbing parameters.

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