BRAWA Research Project
In the BRAWA project of the BMBF experienced specialists and scientists are working on designing fire alarm systems for historic buildings.
BRAWA Research Project
Smart Fire Detection System for our Cultural Treasures
Innovative, networked sensor technology and new smart technologies will be able to protect our cultural assets ever better in the future. In the BRAWA project of the the German Federal Ministry of education and research BMBF, experienced specialists and scientists are working on designing fire detection systems for historic buildings. Earlier than ever, dangerous situations can not only be detected and reported, but also remedied in time by energetic personnel.
>> The positive result: fewer fire department operations, less damage
Using a smartphone app, helpers are motivated to intervene and are guided according to the situation. After the intervention, they provide feedback to the app. Humans and the system share their knowledge and go through a learning process together, e.g. about the probability of fire damage.
- Efficient rescue and protection of unique cultural assets
- Preservation of the value of cultural treasures
- Early detection of fires already in the incipient stage
- Significantly lower probability of destructive large-scale fires
- Significantly fewer unnecessary fire brigade operations, cost savings and possibly lower insurance rates
- Building-specific customization
- Helpers can get started immediately with the simple and intuitive app
- Alerts quickly and reliably
- Motivational or reward system by active involvement of people
- Learning system by feedback of the helpers
- Additional information for facility managers about the status of the building
- Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (coordination, measurements, simulation)
- The University of Muenster (Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet, WWU) (Human-Computer Interaction)
- Federal Institute of Materials Research & Testing, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin (measurements, testing
- GTE Industrieelektronik GmbH, Viersen (sensor technology, algorithms, data processing
- Hekatron Vertriebs GmbH, Sulzburg (interface to the app)
- Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection (Vereinigung zur Foerderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes e.V. – VFDB), Münster (user acceptance, testing, legal aspects)
- Siemens AG, München (sensor technology, radio technology, drones)
- ZVEI e.V. Frankfurt a. Main
- Klassik Stiftung Weimar
- GdV e.V., Berlin
- University Hospital Jena
The joint project “Preserving cultural assets by helper motivation and low fire probabilities (BRAWA)” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the “Research for Civil Security” program.
GTE Industrieelektronik participates as a project partner [funding code 13N15418] in the context of sensor technology, the development of evaluation algorithms and data processing.