Intelligent Flamefinder Detection and Alert System (IFDAS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CB42C
Agency Tracking Number: 074058
Amount: $599,946.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: O2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM)
60 Fourth Avenue, Albany, NY, 12202-1924
DUNS: 188282131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 Principal Investigator
 (518) 449-5504
 zmian@iem.net
Business Contact
 Robert Foss
Title: R&D Manager
Phone: (518) 449-5504
Email: 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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