Problem with the Use of a Flame-Flicker Forest Fire Detector

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 277
Physical description9 p.
AbstractA field test of a flame-flicker forest fire detector on a very hot and bright day gave an undesirably high level of false responses. It is believed that this phenomenon resulted from refraction, by thermal air currents, of solar radiation reflected from the target area. The scope of this report is confined to reporting an attempt to produce a simple device capable of detecting forest fires; no review is made of possible alternative techniques.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7411
NPARC number20338289
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-10-03
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