The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space

Masaki Sakai, Yoshimitsu Aoki, Mikio Takagi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsK. Sumi
Volume6051
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOptomechatronic Machine Vision - Sappora, Japan
Duration: 2005 Dec 52005 Dec 7

Other

OtherOptomechatronic Machine Vision
CountryJapan
CitySappora
Period05/12/505/12/7

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Keywords

  • 3D space reconstruction
  • Gyroscope sensor
  • Millimeter wave radar
  • Object detection
  • Smoke space visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sakai, M., Aoki, Y., & Takagi, M. (2005). The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space. In K. Sumi (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6051). [60510L] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649448

The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space. / Sakai, Masaki; Aoki, Yoshimitsu; Takagi, Mikio.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / K. Sumi. Vol. 6051 2005. 60510L.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sakai, M, Aoki, Y & Takagi, M 2005, The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space. in K Sumi (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6051, 60510L, Optomechatronic Machine Vision, Sappora, Japan, 05/12/5. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649448
Sakai M, Aoki Y, Takagi M. The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space. In Sumi K, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6051. 2005. 60510L https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649448
Sakai, Masaki ; Aoki, Yoshimitsu ; Takagi, Mikio. / The support system of the firefighters activity by detecting objects in smoke space. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / K. Sumi. Vol. 6051 2005.
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