Safety Assurance in High Stress Environments

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, NUST, Islamabad.

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Saad Qaiser, Mr. Ijaz Haider Naqvi


Harsh environments are those in which on one hand it is intrinsically difficult to provide communications, and on the other hand extreme or abnormal conditions following an accident or disaster, which can both destroy system components and radically alter environmental conditions in which the system must continue to operate. There can be a host of harsh environments like oil fields, gas fields, forests, chemical factories and underground mines etc. This project focused on underground mine environment (although the solution is extendable to other harsh environments as well) to avoid the loss of human life and monitoring of the mines in case of an accident. The aim of this project was to build a test bed for the monitoring of harsh environments. It was used for monitoring the presence and/or concentration of toxic gases within harsh environments, monitoring structural integrity, detecting the collapse in case of accidents and localizing the collapses as well. The aim was to build a test bed for these applications.

Start Date 02-Apr-2012

Duration 30 months

Budget PKR 14.59 million

Status  Project in Inclosure Process

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Thematic Area  Security

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