A telemetry system for firefighters

Sandip Uprety, Joseph Caglio, Michelle Ho, Chi Hou Chio, Stephanie Mckeefery, Jae Hyok Goh, Michael Marcellin, Kathleen Melde

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In this project, a telemetry system is implemented to save firefighters from potential danger in their working environment. Each Firefighter has a "node" or "unit" attached to them which contains temperature, oxygen, and carbon-monoxide sensors, and a transceiver. Each node constantly transmits data collected by the sensors to a central "base station." The base station consists of a laptop which is monitored by the Fire Chief at a safe distance from the scene, and it displays gas levels. The base station monitors the sensor readings, and sets off an alarm locally and also at the node if a reading has reached a predetermined critical value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event45th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Telemetry, ITC/USA 2009 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2009Oct 29 2009


  • Carbon monoxide
  • Oxygen
  • Saving firefighters
  • Telemetry System
  • Temperature monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


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