This demonstration presents FireStream, a sensor stream processing system which provides services for run-time detection, monitoring and visualization of fire spread in intelligent buildings that can be of great benefit to first responders. Our system can effectively handle large heterogeneous sensor streams using shared window execution and dynamic… (More)
Introduction Scientists, engineers, and students have computational tools [ 1-3] to aid them in their efforts to model and understand fire events. These users, however, must rely on personal judgment to determine appropriate material properties for theoretical analyses and computer models, given the difficulty in obtaining validated inputs for combustion… (More)
Using the Virtual Reality Modeling Language, virtual buildings have been created for distance-learning courses in Fire Protection Engineering. Through these models, on-and off-campus students have access to virtual project centers, which offer visual reinforcement of class concepts; link to experimental data; and form the basis for course projects.