Accession Number : ADA092478
Title : Evaluation of RF Anechoic Chamber Fire Protection Systems
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TACTICAL WEAPONS GUIDANCE AND CONTROL INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER CHICAGO IL
Personal Author(s) : Waterman, Thomas E ; Campbell, John A ; Paarmann, Larry D ; Mindel, Irving N ; Smoots, Charles W
Report Date : Jul 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 177
Abstract : The increasing use of microwave anechoic chambers plus several recent chamber fires was the impetus for this special study. The report identifies and collects in one document the various issues and problems associated with the fire protection of anechoic chambers. It also addresses the interfaces between personnel groups including the chamber designers, operators, maintenance and the fire department. It is not a design report; i.e., it does not contain enough detail to design either a chamber or the fire protection system. Instead, it presents the pros and cons of the various fire protection options available to the designers (smoke and heat detectors, alarm systems, sprinkler heads, preferred physical locations, fire suppressant agents, etc.) and relates these to the chamber operation. The report also identifies several areas where additional investigation is required such as detection of deep-seated combustion, testing of new more fire-resistant absorber materials, and analysis of the combustion products of halogen-type suppressants. An extensive list of references is included.
Descriptors : *ABSORBERS(MATERIALS) , *ANECHOIC CHAMBERS , *FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , FIRE PROTECTION , FIRE DETECTORS , FIRE SUPPRESSION , MICROWAVES
Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE