Title: Preliminary design considerations for a human powered vehicle lighting system

Authors: D. Petersen, M.F. Hardwick, J.M. Henderson

Addresses: Development Engineer, Hewlett-Packard, San Diego Division, USA. ' Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, USA. ' Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA

Abstract: The need for an improved lighting system for HPVs is established and major constraints are reviewed. A power flow model is established for a system having a generator and a battery. Preliminary details of a proposed control scheme are discussed.

Keywords: human powered vehicles; lighting systems; road safety; ergonomics; bicycles; motorcycles; bikes; motorbikes; vehicle lights; power flow modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1988.061489

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1988 Vol.9 No.3, pp.295 - 305

Published online: 26 May 2014 *

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