Accession Number : ADA213797

Title :   Aircraft Fire Sentry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 84-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Calhoun, R. ; Risinger, C. W.

Report Date : JUL 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This report documents the investigation and development of a portable fire detection and suppression system for grounded military cargo aircraft. Several commercially available systems were investigated and rejected in favor of the developed system. This system was tested against a live fire in a C-131 aircraft. Results of this testing revealed that the developed system represented an effective and inexpensive method of providing fire protection to grounded aircraft. A draft purchase description was developed to assist in system procurement. Keywords: Aircraft fire detection; Aircraft fire suppression; Halon 1211 flood; Portable extinguishing system. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES, *FIRE SUPPRESSION, AIRCRAFT DETECTION, EXTINGUISHING, FIRE DETECTORS, FIRE PROTECTION, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), MILITARY AIRCRAFT, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, PROCUREMENT, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE