Canadian Demonstrator Prototype Evaluation and Demonstration Test Results

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Authors
  1. Hoover, J.B.
  2. Durkin, A.F.
  3. Pham, H.V.
  4. Rose-Pehrsson, L.
  5. Wales, S.C.
  6. Minor, C.P.
  7. Steinhurst, D.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Naval Research Lab, Washington DC (US)
Abstract
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a Volume Sensor (VS) to assess damage conditions within a space without relying on point measurements. The VS combines color and long-wavelength monochrome video imaging, narrow-band ultraviolet, infrared and near-infrared detectors and acoustic sensors to assess damage control events within a space. Defence R&D Canada – Atlantic has purchased a version of the VS, the Canadian Demonstrator Prototype (VSCDP). This prototype was demonstrated aboard the ex-USS Shadwell test platform in September-October 2010. This report describes the results of the evaluation of the VS-CDP. It was found to be very responsive to fires while exhibiting a high resistance to false alarms. The overall performance was comparable to that of other advanced fire detection systems but the VSCDP also was sensitive to non-fire/smoke casualties, including pipe ruptures and gas leaks.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2011-105 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2011
Number of Pages
90
DSTKIM No
CA036948
CANDIS No
536680
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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