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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a092478.pdf


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