Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Systems for Fire Detection, Monitoring, and Extinguishing

  • Luis Merino
  • José Ramiro Martínez-de Dios
  • Aníbal Ollero
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This chapter deals with the application of cooperative unmanned aerial systems to forest fires. Fire detection and fire monitoring and measurement to assist in fire extinguishing are discussed. The chapter presents a decision and control architecture for multi-UAS teams in forest firefighting. Then, the applications to fire detection and fire monitoring/measurement are studied by including in both cases the sensors, mainly infrared and visual cameras, the perception techniques (fire segmentation, geolocalization, and data fusion), and some experimental results. Finally the fire extinguishing is also considered, and some results are presented.


False Alarm Forest Fire Perception System Infrared Camera Fire Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Merino
    • 1
  • José Ramiro Martínez-de Dios
    • 2
  • Aníbal Ollero
    • 3
  1. 1.Pablo de Olavide UniversitySevilleSpain
  2. 2.University of SevilleSevilleSpain
  3. 3.Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC)Parque Tecnológico y Aeronáutico de AndalucíaLa RinconadaSpain

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