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Title: An Architecture for an Integrated Fire Emergency Response System for the Built Environment
Authors: Upadhyay, Rochan
Pringle, Gavin
Beckett, George
Potter, Stephen
Han, Liangxiu
Welch, Stephen
Usmani, Asif
Torero, Jose L
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Citation: R Upadhyay, G Pringle, G. Beckett, S Potter, L Han, S. Welch, A Usmani, J Torero, An Architecture for an Integrated Fire Emergency Response System for the Built Environmentire Safety Science 9, pp 427-438, 2009
Publisher: The International Assocation of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
Abstract: FireGrid is a modern concept that aims to leverage a number of modern technologies to aid fire emergency response. In this paper we provide a brief introduction to the FireGrid project. A number of different technologies such as wireless sensor networks, grid-enabled High Performance Computing (HPC) implementation of fire models, and artificial intelligence tools need to be integrated to build up a modern fire emergency response system. We propose a system architecture that provides the framework for integration of the various technologies. We describe the components of the generic FireGrid system architecture in detail. Finally we present a small-scale demonstration experiment which has been completed to highlight the concept and application of the FireGrid system to an actual fire. Although our proposed system architecture provides a versatile framework for integration, a number of new and interesting research problems need to be solved before actual deployment of the system. We outline some of the challenges involved which require significant interdisciplinary collaborations.
Description: Peer-reviewed article published in the Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Karlsruhe, 2008.
Sponsor(s): UK Technology Strategy Board
Keywords: technology
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