Accession Number:

ADA270087

Title:

Aircraft Fire Sentry. Volume 1. Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Aug 1990-17 Aug 1992

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC LAKEWOOD CO

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

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 transmittersreceivers. 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.... Unattendedparked cargo aircraft, Aircraft fire detection, Fire department notification, Portable, Modular, Radio frequency operation

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE