Forest Fire Monitoring Using UAVs

Project Description

The project aims to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles in order to detect forest fires. UAVs will be equipped with radiometric thermal cameras for measuring ground temperature. Once a fire is detected the information about the location and temperature of the fire including images of the fire will be transferred to a ground station in order to help fire crews to deal with the fire quickly and efficiently.

Additional Scientific Information

The project will be split into a number of development phases including flying a UAV autonomously, based on GPS, integrating a thermal camera on the UAV, followed by complete system tests. No actual fires will be set during the tests and fires will be simulated by black body radiators.

Principal Investigator: Hugh Liu
Researcher(s): Denys Bohdanov

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