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Design of a Prototype Video-Based Fire Detection System.

pdf icon Design of a Prototype Video-Based Fire Detection System. (157 K)
Bakkom, A. W.; Richards, R. F.; Plumb, O. A.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 141-142 pp, 1994.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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fire research; fire detection systems; fire protection; industrial plants; cameras


A video-based fire detection system currently under development at Washington State University is presented. The prototype system is intended to be a practical solution to the need for fire protection in industrial settings, such as in warehouses and on factory floors, or in situations in which a black and white video camera is already in use (e.g., for surveillance).