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    Drone Using IoT Tech Could Lead to Earlier Detection of Forest Fires

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    An automatic flight system with real-time connectivity could help prevent large-scale forest fires by locating and detecting fires where and when they start and communicating this information to emergency services in real time. The system, composed of drone technology developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and a communication system developed by Telefónica, can detect the origin of a fire within a perimeter of up to 15 kilometers, or a little over 9 miles.

    Telefonica has communications towers located throughout the area around Madrid that are equipped with thermal sensors. Within the towers there is a hangar with a drone, equipped with sensors and both a thermal and an optical camera. When the thermal sensors…

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    Jun, 18 2019 |

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