BRAWA: Preserving Cultural Goods Through Helper Motivation and Early Fire Detection
Welcome to the website of the research project "BRAWA: Preserving Cultural Goods Through Helper Motivation and Early Fire Detection"!
Major fires like the one in Notre-Dame de Paris in April 2019 affect the cultural memory of an entire nation. Unfortunately, historic buildings such as castles and palaces, churches and monasteries or half-timbered houses and museums are regularly affected by fire events. The damage is usually not only enormous in monetary terms, but irretrievable cultural goods are also lost.
Many of these fire incidents are caused by slowly spreading smoldering fires that are difficult to detect. The BRAWA project is developing new strategies and innovative technologies to increase the fire safety of historic buildings. The concept is based on the networking of sensors that trigger an alarm when certain gases occur in the earliest stages of fire development. A new type of alarm system in combination with an innovative helper concept is intended to enable early fire detection and protection.
BRAWA is a research association of seven project partners from industry and research as well as four associated partners. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The goal of BRAWA is to protect cultural assets and prevent fires in historic buildings at the early stages of fire development.
This is achieved by:
1) an innovative sensor network,
2) the connection of the sensor network with an alarm system and
3) the optimal alerting and motivation of helpers in case of fire.
Source note: The content of this page is (in parts) adapted from the website for security research (www.sifo.de) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.