Śmigielski Grzegorz, Toczek Wojciech, Dygdała Roman, and Stefański Krzysztof
Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol 23, Iss 1, Pp 47-58 (2016)
water capsule airdrop control system, uncertainty analysis, GUM uncertainty framework, propagation of distributions, and Technology
In this paper precision of the system controlling delivery by a helicopter of a water capsule designed for extinguishing large scale fires is analysed. The analysis was performed using a numerical method of distribution propagation (the Monte Carlo method) supplemented with results of application of the uncertainty propagation method. In addition, the optimum conditions for the airdrop are determined to ensure achieving the maximum area covered by the water capsule with simultaneous preserving the precision level necessary for efficient fire extinguishing.