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Project: Real­Time Forest Fire Mapping and Spread Forecast Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Acronym: FIREFRONT
Main Objective:
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.
Reference: PCIF/SSI/0096/2017
Funding: FCT
Start Date: 01-03-2019
End Date: 28-02-2022
Team: José Manuel Peixoto do Nascimento, Houda Harkat
Groups: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Partners: Força Áerea Portuguesa, Associação do Isntituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Aeroclube de Torres Vedras, Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial, UAvision, Engenharia de Sistemas, Ltd
Local Coordinator: José Manuel Peixoto do Nascimento
Associated Publications