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ADVANCED FIRE DETECTION BASED ON COMBINED CONVENTIONAL SMOKE AND CO SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
20888
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20888
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: ADVANCED FIRE DETECTION BASED ON COMBINED CONVENTIONAL SMOKE AND CO SENSORS
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $199,926.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT SMOKE DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES SUFFER FROM SIGNIFICANT FALSE ALARM RATES. THESE PROBLEMS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ADDRESSED BY REDUCING THE SENSITIVITY OF EXISTING PARTICULATE DETECTORS. IN THIS WORK, THE FEASIBILITY OF A COMBINED PARTICULATE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR WILL BE EVALUATED. THE USE OF MULTIPLE FIRE SIGNATURES HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR REDUCING THE FALSE ALARM PROBLEMS WHILE INCREASING THE SESNSITIVITY OF THE DETECTOR. AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM OF FIRE SIGNATURE MEASUREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO BOTH FIRE AND NON-FIRE SOURCES WILL BE CARRIED OUT. ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING METHODS COUPLED WITH THE MULTIPLE SIGNATURE MEASUREMENTS WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE DETECTOR PERFORMANCE. THE RESULT WILL BE A NEW SMOKE DETECTION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE CAPABILITY OF IMPROVED SESNSITIVITY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED FALSE ALARM RATES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Richard J Roby
Principal Investigator
3015962190

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hughes Associates Inc.
6770 Oak Hall Ln #125 Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No