Optimal Sensors Positioning to Detect Forest Fire Ignitions

Thadeu Brito, Ana Pereira, José Lima, João Castro, António Valente

Abstract

Forests have been harassed by fire in recent years. Whether by human action or for other reasons, the burned area has increased harming fauna and flora. It is fundamental to detect an ignition early in order to firefighters fight the fire minimizing the fire impacts. The proposed Forest Monitoring System aims to improve the nature monitoring and to enhance the existing surveillance systems. A set of innovative operations is proposed that will allow to identify a forest ignition and also will monitor the fauna. For that, a set of sensors are being developed and placed in the forest to transmit data and identify forest fire ignition. This paper addresses a methodology that identifies the optimal positions to place the developed sensors in order to minimize the fire hazard. Some preliminary results are shown by a stochastic algorithm that spread points to position the sensor modules in areas with a high risk of fire hazard.

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in Harvard Style

Brito T., Pereira A., Lima J., Castro J. and Valente A. (2020). Optimal Sensors Positioning to Detect Forest Fire Ignitions.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ND2A, ISBN 978-989-758-396-4, pages 411-418. DOI: 10.5220/0009386404110418


in Bibtex Style

@conference{nd2a20,
author={Thadeu Brito and Ana Pereira and José Lima and João Castro and António Valente},
title={Optimal Sensors Positioning to Detect Forest Fire Ignitions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ND2A,},
year={2020},
pages={411-418},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009386404110418},
isbn={978-989-758-396-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ND2A,
TI - Optimal Sensors Positioning to Detect Forest Fire Ignitions
SN - 978-989-758-396-4
AU - Brito T.
AU - Pereira A.
AU - Lima J.
AU - Castro J.
AU - Valente A.
PY - 2020
SP - 411
EP - 418
DO - 10.5220/0009386404110418