Pressure-Based PPS pSAT Contact Sensor

Continental Automotive

PPS pSAT (Pedestrian Protection System pressure SATellite)
Standardized pressure sensors (pSAT) are installed at either end of the air-filled pressure hose.
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Bumper integrated sensing

Upon contact with a pedestrian, the tube compresses and a shock wave propagates from the point of impact in both directions to the pressure satellites. These in turn measure the relative change in pressure and relay this information to the safety control unit.

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