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Publication Citation: Alarm Information for Decision Support

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Author(s): William D. Davis; Adam M. Barowy; Stephen Kerber;
Title: Alarm Information for Decision Support
Published: November 04, 2010
Abstract: Experiments conducted in a Toledo Ohio school are used to examine the use of signals from simulated heat detectors by incident command. Two approaches are examined. The first is to use the signal from ceiling mounted thermocouples to deduce conditions in the fire room and hallway. The second approach is to process these signals using the Sensor-Driven Fire Model to provide additional information to incident command. It is found that both methods show promise but additional testing is necessary before either method is deployed.
Citation: Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1614
Pages: 34 pp.
Keywords: computer modeling, fire experiments, heat detectors, decision support, heat alarms
Research Areas: Cybernetic Building Systems
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