Name Real­-Time Forest Fire Mapping and Spread Forecast Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Funding Reference PCIF/SSI/0096/2017
Dates 2019-03|2022-02

This project will develop a solution to support firefighting actions in forest fires through the real­time detection and tracking of fire fronts and re­burns. This will be achieved by processing the information acquired from manned and unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with specialized sensing and communication systems, that overfly the affected areas. This information will be made available to the coordination and fighting units on a graphical interface the localization of the fire events in georeferenced coordinates. Forecasts of the fire front evolution, images of the fire area, wind speed and direction, and other meteorological data of interest will also be supplied. This information is of great value for decision making on firefighting actions.

Research Groups Computer and Robot Vision Lab (VisLab)
Project Partners ACTV – Aero Clube de Torres Vedras, ADAI – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial, FAP – Força Aérea Portuguesa, IT – Instituto de Telecominicações, UAVISION, Engenharia de Sistemas Ltd
ISR/IST Responsible
Alexandre Bernardino
Ricardo Ribeiro
José Santos-Victor