Intelligent Flamefinder Detection and Alert System (IFDAS)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,946.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CB42C
Award Id:
88135
Agency Tracking Number:
074058
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
850 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188282131
Principal Investigator:
Zack Mian
Principal Investigator
(518) 449-5504
zmian@iem.net
Business Contact:
Robert Foss
R&D Manager
(518) 449-5504
rfoss@iem.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current hydrogen flame detection systems exhibit shortcomings ranging from limited detection range, to localization inaccuracy, limited sensitivity, false alarms, and inability to self-diagnose failures. During Phase I. International Electronic Machines Corporation IEM created and tested a prototype version of an Intelligent FlameFinder Detection and Alert System (IFDAS), demonstrating that IEM's system could accurately detect, track, and localize hydrogen flames and reliably discriminate between hydrogen flames and over two dozen sources of false alarms including reflections of flames or the sun, welding, other flame sources, etc., using a unique, innovative, and expandable Flame Detection Expert System design. In Phase II, IEM proposes to develop a full working prototype system employing multiple IFDAS sensor units, an enhanced flame detection expert system, and a comprehensive user interface including means for notifying emergency personnel when a fire is detected. This IFDAS Prototype will be demonstrated under real-world conditions at Stennis Space Center.

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