Accession Number:

ADA243605

Title:

Automated Postattack Damage Assessment System (APUDAS) for Sewage and Mission-Critical HVAC Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1988-May 1989

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC PANAMA CITY FL

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

APUDAS stands for Automated Postattack Utilities Damage Assessment System. Currently, there is not automated, real time, consolidated monitoring system to accomplish a timely comprehensive, postattack status assessment of overseas air base utilities. These utilities include the electrical distribution, potable water, POL, sewerage, and mission-critical HVAC systems. Neither is there a formal Air Force requirement for an APUDAS, although the need for it was clearly demonstrated in the Airbase Operability exercise, SALTY DEMO, at Spangdahlem AF, FRG in 1985. An APUDAS consists of sensors distributed throughout a utility network, plus a data communication and processing system. The sensors measure whatever quantities are necessary to determine the utilitys operational status. Each sensor signal is fed into a nearby small radio transceiver, which in turn transmits the sensor signal to a central base radio. The base radio feeds all the sensor signals into a central computer, which processes the information for display in such a fashion that it permits a trained observer to quickly determine the utilitys operational status, plus locate and assess damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE