B4.5 Sensory Options for Earthquake Victim Recovery
- SMSI 2020
(did not take place because of Covid-19 virus pandemic)
- SMSI 2020 - Sensors and Instrumentation
- B4 Gas Sensors for Safety and Security
- R. Jha, Vishvachi, W. Lang, R. Jedermann - University of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
- 125 - 126
This paper examines the feasibility of assembling a low-cost sensor device that could be used in case of an earthquake, building collapse or any structural damage to find humans stuck inside the debris. Several experiments in various scenarios were performed to evaluate different sensors individually and three sensors were selected to build a device capable to detecting humans behind an obstacle. After obtaining a result from the sensory elements used for the device, the probability of finding a human is estimated. The results have been tabulated for different detection ranges of the individual sensors and for the preferred sensor in each collapsed building scenario.The device was tested against two laboratory scenarios witha success rate of 93 percent.