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Fire Detection and Warning System Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37070
Amount: $99,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1215 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John G. Lehman, Jr
 (610) 363-5808
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution

There are currently no fire warning systems in use at ammunition storage areas. This is due to the lack of a detection and warning system that is capable of operation in large areas where there are multiple background sources. Early detection and suppression of fires in hazardous areas can save lives as well as millions of dollars in lost weapons and ammunition. We propose a fire-detection and warning system that is capable of detecting fires over large areas and at long ranges in the presence of a dynamnic background environment. Our approach emphasizes a small, lightweight, low-cost, and rugged fire-detection and warning system that is fieldable in an outdoor environment. High false-alarm rates and lack of range prevent current fire detection systems from being utilized in large areas such as warehouses and forests. Our approach provides an inexpensive fire-detection sensor that will provide early detection in these situations. Early detection will prevent the loss of life and property

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