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Applying Wireless Sensor Networks in Fire Fighting

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_28,
        author={Chunlei An and Andreas Timm-Giel},
        title={Applying Wireless Sensor Networks in Fire Fighting},
        proceedings={Smart Objects},
        proceedings_a={SMART},
        year={2012},
        month={9},
        keywords={Wireless Sensor Networks Fire Fighting},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_28}
    }
    
  • Chunlei An
    Andreas Timm-Giel
    Year: 2012
    Applying Wireless Sensor Networks in Fire Fighting
    SMART
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_28
Chunlei An1,*, Andreas Timm-Giel1,*
  • 1: Hamburg University of Technology
*Contact email: chunlei.an@tuhh.de, timm-giel@tuhh.de

Abstract

Fire fighters often work in dangerous environments, therefore protection is essential. Nowadays fire fighters are equipped with different types of devices, each of which supplies a specific functionality. This paper studies the possibility of integrating some of these functionalities into one intelligent glove, which has a build-in sensor node. Merging different functionalities into one device will reduce the number of equipments that a fire fighter must carry. The concept of networking the intelligent gloves using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is validated by doing application requirements analysis, transmission range experiments, and performance evaluations of a dedicated routing protocol. Results show that the IEEE 802.15.4 based WSN can be applied in fire fighting scenarios.