Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to improve the ambulance compartment design in the areas of insulation, lighting and energy efficiency while abiding by the standards specified by the Federal specifications.Modern ambulances implement light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are known to be power efficient.However, Hybrid lighting systems (LED-Incandescent) are suggested in order to reduce overall power consumption while maintaining the light quality that is necessary for optimal EMT working performance. The outcome of this research in regards to efficient insulation material suggests that implementing closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation greatly improves sound attenuation and energy efficiency.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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