Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

The support system of firefighters by detecting objects in smoke space
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

In recent years, crisis management's response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, as well as accelerating rescue operations has become an important issue. We aim to make a support system for firefighters using the application of various engineering techniques such as information technology and radar technology. In rescue operations, one of the biggest problems is that the view of firefighters is obstructed by dense smoke. One of the current measures against this condition is the use of search sticks, like a blind man walking in town. The most important task for firefighters is to understand inside situation of a space with dense smoke. Therefore, our system supports firefighters' activity by visualizing the space with dense smoke. First, we scan target space with dense smoke by using millimeter-wave radar combined with a gyro sensor. Then multiple directional scan data can be obtained, and we construct a 3D map from high-reflection point dataset using 3D image processing technologies (3D grouping and labeling processing). In this paper, we introduce our system and report the results of the experiment in the real smoke space situation and practical achievements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6051, Optomechatronic Machine Vision, 60510L (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.649448
Show Author Affiliations
Masaki Sakai, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yoshimitsu Aoki, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
Mikio Takagi, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6051:
Optomechatronic Machine Vision
Kazuhiko Sumi, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?