Accession Number : ADA309636

Title :   Simulation of Fire in a Virtual Environment. Phase 1: Firefighter Sensory Data,

Corporate Author : GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES INC ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Emerson, Paul J. ; Baird, Larry A. ; McCord, Michael L. ; Parsons, Kimberly C. ; Gunnerson, Fred S.

PDF Url : ADA309636

Report Date : 16 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : Four Class A structural live fire tests fought by firefighters instrumented for temperature, sound and sight were conducted, The intent was to collect information from the firefighter perspective during a live fire event. The results show that visibility in the fire area was reduced to as low as one foot-candle. Sound pressure never exceeded 102 dB. Peak arm and leg temperatures measured within the bunker gear were 570C and 450C, respectively. This test provides a starting point for virtual environment sensor development. Light intensity, sound pressure and temperature parameters for a typical scenario are available to serve as a basis for sensor specification.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *VISIBILITY, *FIRE FIGHTING, *NAVAL PLANNING, SIMULATION, TEMPERATURE, DETECTORS, SPECIFICATIONS, PARAMETERS, INTENSITY, LIGHT, TEST METHODS, FIRES, SOUND PRESSURE, GEARS, FORTIFICATIONS, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY), STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE