Accession Number : ADA270553


Title :   Aircraft Fire Sentry. Volume 2. Appendices


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 1990-Aug 1992


Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC LAKEWOOD CO


Personal Author(s) : Mugele, R M ; Dzwilewski, P T ; Cilke, J T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270553.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 360


Abstract : This report summarizes the development of an Aircraft Fire Sentry (AFS) system. The AFS is designed to automatically detect a fire in the cargo bay of large cargo aircraft, provide an audio and visual alarm locally, and remotely notify the nearest fire department by radio frequency link. The basic design philosophy in developing the AFS was to use commercially available fire detection hardware and radio transmitters/receivers. The finished assembly is to be lightweight and portable. The AFS is to be deployed onboard parked aircraft and left to sense fire stimulus for up to 60 continuous hours in the self- powered mode. A prototype model was designed, built, and tested for performance and reliability. Unattended/parked cargo aircraft, Aircraft fire detection, Fire department notification, Portable, Modular, Radio frequency operation.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES , FREQUENCY , AIRCRAFT , MODELS , PROTOTYPES , RELIABILITY , RECEIVERS , CARGO , ONBOARD , BAYS , WARNING SYSTEMS , FIRE DETECTORS , RADIO TRANSMITTERS , PHILOSOPHY , OPERATION , LIGHTWEIGHT , TRANSMITTERS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , ASSEMBLY , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Commercial and General Aviation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE