Autonomous Fire Fighting Mobile Platform

Teh, Nam Khoon and Saman, Abu Bakar Sayuti and Sebastian , Patrick (2012) Autonomous Fire Fighting Mobile Platform. In: 2nd International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2012, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Fire detection and extinguishment are the hazardous job that invariably put the life of a fire fighter in danger. By putting a
mobile robot to perform this task in a fire-prone area, it can aid to avoid untoward incidents or the loss of lives. This paper describes the
development of an Autonomous Fire Fighting Mobile Platform (AFFMP) that is equipped with the basic fighting equipment that can
patrol through the hazardous site via a guiding track with the aim of early detection for fire. When the fire source is being identified, the
flame will be promptly extinguished using the fire extinguishing system that is mounted on its platform. The patrolling movement is
guided by a set of lines with the use of a conventional line following algorithm but with the addition of a homing algorithm. The tasks for
the AFFMP once it navigates out of the patrolling route include the obstacle avoidance, locating for more precise location of fire source
using front flame sensor and extinguish the fire flame. To detect for fire source, the input from flame sensors were finely-tuned in relation
to the surrounding area, external interference and the mobility of the AFFMP prior the deployment of the platform. Development work
done to date on the platform has shown its feasibility of being an autonomous unit to monitor a prescribed area, detect for fire and
extinguish the flame.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Patrick Sebastian
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 01:31
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:21

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