Project Description: With the rise of forest fires in recent years and climate change becoming a permanent and unpredictable reality, the need for solutions is growing. Once such solution is to deploy Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to collect and provide important information for the firefighting aircrafts take-off, resources dispatching and the safety of firefighting personnel on the ground.
Hero20-FF will deliver a New Generation recoverable low cost tube launched micro-UAV platform aimed to:
? accurately estimate in real-time & predict the wind-field along an erupted forest fire,
? encounter fire rekindling,
? provide accurate accessibility parameters through land observation
? enrich simulation scenarios with real-time data.
The updated and real-time produced wind maps will be delivered by the Hero20-FF desktop application which will extend the state-of-the-art technology.
Title: "HERO20-FF": NEWGENERATION RECOVERABLE LOW COST UAS
FOR WIND FIELD ESTIMATION ALONG FOREST FIRES
Contracting Authority: GSRT
Contract Number: ISR_3414
Call: Greece-Israel Cooperation 2013
Start Date: 07/2014
End Date: 09/2015
EPSILON Role: EPSILON International SA implements the application for Integrated Management:
- Fire-front movement simulation and forecasting
- Fire area micro-climate near-rt mapping
- Wind field mapping (useful for aerial firefighting units)
- Firefighting forces routing
- Fire-front real-time video and imaging
Total Budget:452.640 ?