2011
Safety and Security

Car Collision Energy Neutralizer

High speed is the biggest factor in deciding the impact extent of a car collision. High speed results in high kinetic energy which in turn results in greater collisions.

The idea here is to have some potential energy stored in the car (always) which will cancel some amount of the kinetic energy at the time of collision.

The car chassis is divided into two portions -
Upper portion - Comprising the seats which can slide over the lower portion.
Lower portion - The main base to which the car wheels and the steering + dashboard are attached (It has more inertia due to engine etc.)

Whenever a collision occurs, it triggers the catapult by releasing ...

In the current scenario the world is plagued by accidents which are primarily due to human errors in judgment and hence thousands of lives are lost. These accidents could be avoided if only there was a mechanism to alert the driver of approaching danger. This can be done by monitoring the distance between nearby cars and alerting the driver whenever the distance becomes too short. This is precisely the aim of this entry. We propose the use of Bluetooth Technology by which we can check the speed of the car whenever it comes dangerously close to any other vehicle up front, thereby saving very many lives.

Since Bluetooth devices are capable of communicating with eight other devices simultaneously we can ...

CCUBA (rebreathers) use oxygen cells to monitor the gas content that the diver breathes. This process is critical to the primary function of the life support system, and is also the weakest link in that control system. Oxygen cells behave in a similar way to electrical batteries in that they have a finite lifespan which is dependent upon use. The reaction of oxygen on the cell creates an electrical output that has a predicted voltage which is dependent on the materials used. In theory they should give that voltage from the day they are made until they are exhausted, but this is often not the case.

Failures in cells can be life threatening for technical divers and in particular, ...

According to StopitNow a web-portal focussed on the prevention of child abuse (http://www.stopitnow.org) it is estimated that 29% of women and 14% of men were sexually abused as a child. Furthermore, just in 2006, 78,000 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in the United States. Many of these abuses are linked with children using social networks, online chats or the internet in general. Bearing this in mind, our suggestion is to provide software that can cover most used and emerging technologies that sexual offenders may use as means to find and contact their victims.

Our product aims to provide a better, innovative and more complete approach to protect children from interacting with sexual offenders than the conventional software ...

In all aeroplanes there are no cameras being installed inside the cabin. My idea is by providing the surveillance cameras inside the cabin and in the cockpit, the pilot and also the air traffic control team can monitor and survey the movement of the passengers inside the aircraft.

The camera sends the video image signals through satellite GPRS system to the air traffic contol team at the airport. Any suspicion of the passenger inside the aircraft, the ATC team sends the signal to pilot and also to crew members on the flight to be alert and help in nabbing the person before he does any sort of hijacking of the plane or illegal transport of drugs to other countries.

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About the Design:
The base design concept incorporates a collapsible or folding structure that when collapsed or folded carries a very small footprint for storage and transport and when unfolded provides ample room for four adults secure short term accommodations. The collapsible shelter system is simple, lightweight and portable. Weight was a primary design and development concern so the smallest offering comes in at under 200 lbs utilizing a (patent pending) lightweight composite panel system making assembly quick requiring no more than two people to complete in less than 30 minutes.

Advantages:
First and foremost the collapsible shelter systems primary design function is in separating and elevating the living space from the ground providing a safer, cleaner and drier ...

The invention relates to a computerized auto safety and traffic control in order to avoid and eliminate chain collisions between vehicles on highways, but also on heavy traffic roads. This will reduce the number of casualties and material destruction, with applications in other sectors.

This system consists of a number of fixed electronic modules set up next to each emergency phone or near a road wherever possible, and a mobile module installed on the dashboard of the vehicle that is to be monitored and controlled. This module, equipped with attached memories, can act as a "black box."

Mobile modules on each vehicle constantly communicate with fixed modules and these in turn with a control center through an information network. ...

Hurricanes are tropical storms of high speed. They originate in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. They involve heavy rains and powerful winds. They cause floods, loss of human lives, livestock and destroy buildings. They snap and uproot trees and down power poles. They make the hit area uninhabitable for weeks or months. They cause costly repair to the damage they leave behind. Hurricane Katrina for example (August, 2005) had a wind speed of 175 mph, caused 1,836 fatalities, and paralyzed the city of New Orleans for more than a year. After more than 5-years, thousands of displaced residents in Mississippi and Louisiana are still living in temporary accommodations. The estimated cost by the Federal ...

The device functions on the principles of quantum physics and wave destructive interference. It creates a counter shock wave through the use of sensors, reactive armor, and composite armor. We know from physics that a vector is a force with a magnitude and direction.

When a mine or IED explodes beneath the vehicle, laser sensors detect and quantify the shockwave and set off the energetic blocks which produce a counter shockwave and mass flux projected downwards degrading the in-coming wave and particles. The device will not allow the vehicle to be thrown in the air which can be fatal to personnel. Any remaining in-coming particle projectiles will not penetrate the shield or cause spalling.It is a product that can ...

Directional Emergency Exit Sign - Fire Escape Aid

Using a standard illuminated door “Exit” sign, and mounting of “off the shelf” laser lights (example; used as presentation pointers), in outward pointing positions, at 90 and 60 orientations from the center line axis of the sign mounting face, this device will aid occupants of a smoke filled area by providing a specific directional guide to the area exit. There would be 4 – 8 lasers per sign, each powered by the power supply for the sign and/or back up battery (power requirement is 100 mW/ea., 400 - 800 mW total/sign). For activation, the Laser Guiding System could be hard wired to the fire emergency warning system for the building, or ...

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