Faculty Advisor

Lou, Wenjing

Faculty Advisor

Meacham, Brian Jay

Abstract

The focus of this project was to design and create a combinational smoke detector to sense different fire characteristics. Research was completed on the background of detectors and different thresholds of characteristic signatures from a fire that could be identified. Fire signatures identified for the detector were smoke, carbon monoxide and heat. Individual sensors that could recognize these signatures were used in the design of a smoke detector that could reduce the number of false alarms caused by nuisance sources by looking for a combination of signals to indicate alarm.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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