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Optical Engineering

Use of Color Photography in Automotive Safety Research
Author(s): C. F. Thelin; R. G. Matthies
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Paper Abstract

Automobile crash testing produces three kinds of data: post-impact deformation, trans-impact forces, and trans-impact motions. High speed color movies taken both inside and outside the test car provide the most useful record of the benefit of safety improvements. Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. (CAL) acquires imagery taken from almost every angle during tests which are conducted on an average of once a week of vehicles impacting a concrete barrier, a pole, or another car.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1971
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 9(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7971555
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 9, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
C. F. Thelin, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
R. G. Matthies, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. (United States)


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