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Fire Fingerprint Sensor-On-A-Chip For Early Fire Detection

Objective

"The SMEs behind SMOKESENSE intend to introduce a radical change in the fire detection technology currently in use today, through the development of a novel fire-detection system involving the development of miniaturised smart fire-detection sensors, and associated sensor systems.

Currently available technologies have several limitations such as 1) extensive maintenance requirements; 2) limited scope of measurements and amount of gasses 3) complex data analysis requirements and on top of these, 4) they are not capable to perform early detection, as usually the sensor is far from the source of fire. This last restriction results in extensive economic, and ultimately even personal, losses either due to late extinction responses or false alarms.

The new detector will be marketed in two different variants, a dish shaped unit to be installed in ceilings and a mini-sensor to be embedded in electrical appliances, hence broadening the potential applications of the new technologies developed and returning a high profitability business case for all the involved SMEs.

In order to achieve the project objectives, the SMEs that integrate the consortium will collaborate with renown RTD performers to overcome scientific and technical barriers related to 1) developing the best combination of gas sensing technologies to arrive at a detailed and elaborated classification of smoke types; and 2) to optimizing miniaturization of electronic circuits and data processing/ communications.

Besides improving the competitiveness of the participating SMEs, the project will significantly contribute to broader goals in terms of safety and regulations for fire fighting."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

FIRE EATER AS
Address
Volundsvej 17
3400 Hillerod
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 817 022,75
Administrative Contact
Torbjørn Laursen (Mr.)

Participants (6)

IVV AUTOMACAO LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 491 004
Address
Rua Dr Manuel Jose De Oliveira Machado - Lugar De Cimo De Vila 37
4700 706 Braga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Mendes (Mr.)
JVI GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 316 973,25
Address
Ettenbergstrasse 19
75392 Deckenpfronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Volk (Mr.)
DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING
Denmark
Address
Jernholmen 12
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carsten Damgaard (Ms)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irina Schott (Ms.)
TEKEVER TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Estrada Da Foz De
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Oliveira (Mr.)