ADVANCED FIRE DETECTION BASED ON COMBINED CONVENTIONAL SMOKE AND CO SENSORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20888
Amount: $199,926.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Hughes Associates Inc.
6770 Oak Hall Ln #125, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Richard J Roby
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 596-2190
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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