Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

The focus of this project was to create a fire suppressing multirotor drone platform capable of working in parallel with firefighters and first responders. The Fire Containment Drone was designed to aid in fighting boat fires as they provide unique difficulties for firefighters that a multirotor drone platform could alleviate. The drone system utilizes a fire suppression gel called FireIce. The fire suppression system used wireless communication, GPS location, camera feedback, and a temperature sensing array to assess the fire and accurately apply the fire suppression agent. As this is an exploratory project for drone technology, the prototype system will provide a foundation for future projects to build on.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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