Accession Number:

ADA243208

Title:

Machine Vision Fire Detector System (MVFDS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Nov 1990,

Corporate Author:

DONMAR LTD NEWPORT BEACH CA

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

Current UV andor IR optical fire detectors can be deceived. A new detector based upon machine vision, image processing, video camera, pattern recognition, and microcomputer technologies provides immunity to false alarms and, at the same time, provides for the ability to detect very small fires at great distances in 1 second or less. In addition, the newly developed concept provides the fire sizes, location, and growth rate. Fires can be resolved and discriminated from bright moving lights and other phenomena. The detector knows when a fire reaches a specified threshold size and where it is located, thus allowing for the first time instantaneous dump of suppressant in selected zones where the fire threat exists. The intelligent machine vision fire detector system MVFDS can be operated as a system with multiple camera detector units, as well as with single units. It is also adaptable to work with current installed fire protection systems. Its size is relatively smaller than current detector units and their control panels. The MVFDS concept has application to many fire, survivability, and security problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE