Accession Number:

ADA494319

Title:

Applying State-of-the-Art Technologies to Reduce Escape Times from Fires Using Environmental Sensing, Improved Occupant Egress Guidance, and Multiple Communication Protocols

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CHEMISTRY DIV

Report Date:

2009-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In 2006, under contract to the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC, the Naval Research Laboratory NRL was tasked with investigating various technology and concepts--such as visual signals and unique audible sounds--that have the potential to improve residential occupant escape in the event of fire. The investigation included an evaluation of the feasibility of incorporating new technologies or concepts to aid escape capabilities and that may improve egress times in residential homes by implementing and demonstrating a prototype automated egress control system. This report presents the results of that investigation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Voice Communications
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE