This project aims at the development of a support tool for fire management decision makers, focusing mainly on the efficient management of ground resources involved in extinguishing wildfire.
A GIS platform will be implemented to provide real time information about the location of fire fighters, ground resources and air resources. A multicriteria optimization algorithm will be also implemented to minimize the non-efficient movements of material, and people and to optimize resources.
This platform will allow the visualization of the front fire line evolution together with fire attributes provided by the image processing algorithms.
The project will integrate different geospatial information, road and track network, a 3D terrain model, and will gather information on wood from different sources in order to supply the simulator and the optimizer with the data they may need.
The project will adapt the current tooPath Tracking System to fire-management requirements. These adaptations include: the development of location communication drivers for UAVs, the development of different APIs in order to access information from GIS System, data verification from GPS units, ground resource georeference and generation of graphs of affected roads and paths.
FireFIGHT is a subproject of coordinated project “FireGUARD: Fire Guided Unmanned Aircrafts and Resources Distribution“. FireGUARD have three complementary and collaborative subprojects: (1) “FireMANIA: Fire Management Integrating unmanned Aircrafts“, (2) “FireWATCHER : Fire Warning by Aerial Terrain Control of Hot Embers Regions “ and (3) “FireFIGHT: Fire Fighting by Optimization of Ground Logistics“: