APTS SENSORS

ABDOMINAL PRESSURE TWIN SENSORS

Transpolis manufactures Abdominal Pressure Twin Sensors (APTS) for child dummies, essential tools for in-depth assessment of child restraint systems.

Source : THOR 5F Humanetics

New Transpolis’ APTS sensors in the Humanetics THOR 5-F dummy.

Since 2018, Transpolis has been committed to the ABISUP* project aiming at developing a new abdomen to improve injury prediction on THOR average male and small female (interaction with restraints) and extending the use of APTS sensors to adult ATD.

To improve injury criteria, a new instrumented abdomen with advanced biofidelity representation has been designed and assessed with the ABISUP partnership. Transpolis has developed a new version of its APTS which replace IR-TRACCs in the THOR 50M and the THOR 5F (currently under validation by NHTSA and Euro NCAP for certified use in frontal impact tests).

*ABISUP meaning ABdominal Injury and SUbmarining Prediction.

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World leader in APTS

SAFETY

In 2008, a total of 700 children were killed on Europe roads and almost 80,000 were injured. This led  the European Enhanced Vehicle-Safety Committee (EEVC – WG12) to work on developing new technologies to improve the safety performances of child restraint systems.

In fact, abdominal injuries suffered by children are generally the result of the so-called submarine effect and the pressure exerted by poorly adjusted seat belts.

A member of the EEVC working group, the Gustave Eiffel University (previously the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks – IFSTTAR) developed its first APTS sensors in 2011, and in 2014, Transpolis was entrusted with the manufacturing and marketing of these sensors.

APTS Sensors EEVC

ECE R129

At the same time, the EEVC had been working on draft regulations to reduce the risk of submarining.

In 2013, the new ECE R129 i‐Size regulation, more exacting than the ECE R44, made rearward facing systems mandatory.

Moreover, to be approved, child safety seats are crash-tested with in-depth measures.  APTS sensors detect the direct belt abdominal loading on Q-dummies with a focus on abdominal, thoracic and pelvic regions. This makes for more accurate safety assessments for the seat occupants and for better product design.

COMPOSITION

Each sensor is made of a soft but robust cylindrical elastomer bladder, filled with a special liquid and sealed with a mechanical head. The sensor head includes a miniature pressure cell and signal conditioning electronics. For impact testing, the sensors are inserted vertically by pair in the abdomen. APTS sensors were developed for the Q-Dummies series, representing children aged 1 to 10.

The Chinese New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) further enhances passengers safety for 2021.

C-NCAP requirements include assessing submarining using the APTS sensors manufactured by Transpolis.

OUR SENSORS

For child dummies

Sensor Type APTS Q-D30 APTS Q-D40 APTS Q-D50
Dimension L x D (mm)
105 x 30
125 x 40
141 x 50
Weight (g)
81 +/- 2%
160 +/- 2%
272 +/- 2%
Biofidelity static response (bar/mm)
1.01/10.81 +/- 10%
0.67/16.51 +/- 10%
0.60/15.81 +/- 10%

For adult dummies

Sensor Type APTS THOR-5F APTS THOR-AV-5F APTS THOR-AV-50M
Dimension L x D (mm)
125 x 40
125 x 40
121 x 50
Weight (g)
160 +/- 2%
160 +/- 2%
236 +/- 2%
Biofidelity static response (bar/mm)
0.67/16.51 +/- 10%
0.67/16.51 +/- 10%
0.65/15.32 +/- 10%

ADDED SERVICES

Calibration services

Our broad range of services include the calibration of APTS sensors using powerful tools developed internally. Upon completion of the calibration, a certification report is issued.

Although factory calibrated when first sold, Abdominal Pressure Twin Sensors must be periodically re-calibrated for Sensitivity and Performance. This is done using two test benches: pressure calibration and static bio-fidelity control, verifying the quality and the robustness of the sensors.

Transpolis calibration is compliant with SAE J211 and SAE J2570 international standards.

Upon completion of APTS calibration, a detailed certificate is issued: results table, calibration data, the calibration curve and the biofidelity static response.

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APTS Options

Options

We are engaged in a process of ongoing improvement for the APTS sensors we are proud to manufacture.

You can order standard APTS sensors, or you can opt for sensors with custom dimensions, cable lengths and plugs; just let us know when ordering.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS

A trusted distribution of APTS sensors

All over the world, companies specialised in measuring instruments distribute Transpolis APTS sensors.

Looking for more information about our official distributors?Interested in making a purchase?
Simply send us a email: contact@transpolis.fr

JAPAN

Fit Pacific

KOREA

Visol

USA

RDP Corporation

CHINA

Shanghai Vehicle Test System Ltd

GERMANY
Austria Switzerland
ZSE Electronic GmbH
JAPAN

Fit Pacific

KOREA

Visol

USA

RDP Corporation

RDP APTS
CHINA

Shanghai Vehicle Test System Ltd

GERMANY
Austria Switzerland
ZSE Electronic GmbH

DATASHEETS

To download

A complete list of datasheets for customers or prospects interested in going further:

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Options list

ITEM DESCRIPTION
OPTION 1
Lemo-Lemo adapter cord assembly

Adapter cord assembly for pluging APTS sensor to customer DAS.

Option 2
Lemo-SUBD9 adapter cord assembly

Adapter cord assembly for pluging APTS sensor to customer DAS.

 

OPTION 3
Wires adapter cord assemby

Adapter cord assembly with free end wires.

 

OPTION 4
Non standard cable length
ATPS Cable with reduced length (standard is 9 m)
OPTION 5
Lemo-Omnetics MCP adapter cord assembly

Adapter cord assembly for pluging APTS sensor to customer DAS.