AIRCRAFT FIRE SUPPRESSION REQUIREMENTS MODELING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$438,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2082
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tracer Technologies
970 Los Vallecios Blvd, Suite 100, San Marcos, CA, 92069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Walter G England
(619) 480-8988
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSED STUDY IS TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING GENERALIZED MODELS THAT CAN BE USED TO EXTRAPOLATE THE RESULTS OF SMALL-SCALE AIRCRAFT FIRE SUPPRESSION TESTS TO LARGER FIRES. BECAUSE FIRE SUPPRESSION IS A COMPLEX PHENOMENON THAT IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE TYPE OF SUPPRESION AGENT, FIRE CONFIGURATION, FUEL TYPE, RATE AND METHOD OF APPLICATION AND OTHER FACTORS, IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT A SINGLE MODEL WILL APPLY TO ALL SITUATIONS. IN PHASE I, DATA FROM PREVIOUS TESTS WILL BE COLLECTED AND USED TO DEVELOP MODELS FOR HALON/UNOCCUPIED COMPARTMENT FIRES, DRY CHEMICAL/AIRCRAFT WING FIRES AND FOAM/ FUEL SPILL FIRES. IF SUCCESSFUL, ADDITIONAL MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR OTHER AGENT/FIRE CONFIGURATIONS IN PHASE II. THESE MODELS WILL BE VERIFIED USING SMALL AND LARGE SCALE FIRE TESTS TO BE DESIGNED AND CARRIED OUT IN PHASE II.

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