THE USE OF MICROIMPULSE RADARS FOR WINDOW ANTI-PINCH PROTECTION
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-09
In the area of automotive body electronics,"win- dow anti-pinch" regulations are becoming more and more important to our customers. Specifically, a competitive advantage can be gamed if one can pro- vide a system which detects window blockage and prevents the object from being caught in the win- dow. Current systems involve actually waiting for a pinch to occur and noting the increase in motor cur- rent, then backing off the window. Other systems use infrared sensors to detect an object blocking the window.