Volume Sensor - Canadian Demonstrator Prototype – User’s Guide


  1. Steinhurst, D.A.
  2. Minor, C.P.
  3. Wales, S.C.
  4. Burchfield, T.
  5. Rose-Pehrsson, S.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Naval Research Lab, Washington DC (US)
The Advanced Volume Sensor (VS) Project was one element of the U.S. Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Future Naval Capabilities program; Advanced Damage Countermeasures. This program sought to develop and demonstrate improved Damage Control (DC) capabilities to help ensure that the recoverability performance goals for new ship programs could be met with the specified manning levels and damage control systems. Using a multi-sensory approach, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing new detection capabilities for DC in the shipboard environment including a Volume Sensor Prototype (VSP). The VSP was developed to provide an affordable, real-time, robust, and remote sensor system that provides detection and classification of DC conditions such as fire, explosions, pipe ruptures, and compartment flooding. The VSP generates alarm notifications for action by the Damage Control Team and other available damage control systems based on the detected event. DRDC Atlantic has purchased a VS system from the U.S. NRL. This system is called the Volume Sensor–Canadian Demonstrator Prototype (VS-CDP). The VS prototype has been repackaged into a standalone unit with two sensor heads for evaluation by the Canadian Navy. This document describes the installation and operation of the Volume Sensor – Canadian Demonstrator Prototype (VS-CDP) system.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2011-103;NRL/MR/6180-11-9328 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2011
Number of Pages
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