Aerial Robotic Fire Defender Drone (ARFiDD)

Name of the provider (company name or main contact name), or FIRE IN ID ? Unisystems

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) ARFiDD is an innovative fire protection system against fires in open and forest areas, aiming to the detection of fire outbreaks and the support of firefighting, with emphasis on the initial fire intervention. The objective of ARFiDD is: a) The surveillance, in real-time, of large areas with a high level of risk and increased incidence of fire. b) The prompt and timely notification of first responders and services for fire ignition detected by the drones in the surveillance areas. c) A firefighting drone with a mission to extinguish and control fires detected by monitoring drones, with the use of special equipment, preventing the spread of the fire. This technology is a proposal submitted to the Greek General Secretariat for R&D and currently is under evaluation. The pilot area for ARFiDD is the Ainos National Park at Kephalonia island, where forest fires are very common and dangerous during summer. The system is designed to be delivered in the form of an Emergency Management Support Service, also an innovative approach, so that operators who use it are relieved of the cost of purchasing and maintaining specialized equipment and software, as well as qualified personnel. A monitoring, coordination and communication platform will be developed to standardize the ARFiDD system, which will make it applicable to different areas.

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ARFiDD is an innovative fire protection system against fires in open and forest areas, aiming to the
detection of fire outbreaks and the support of firefighting, with emphasis on the initial fire intervention. The ARFiDD integrated solution will consist of two types of drone (rotorcrafts), respectively A and B. Type A will be patrol drones with the task of monitoring, detecting and locating fire outbreaks in forests and open spaces and type B will be the drones of initial intervention. A-type will be equipped with a high-resolution camera for monitoring open areas, an infrared camera to create a spatial temperature profile and the detection of thermal differences in their field of view, atmospheric measurement sensors, distance measuring systems from ground targets (points of interest), and a communication system for real-time data transmission. B-type drones will also have a high-resolution camera, an infrared camera for hot spot detection, fire detection and temperature measurement, target approach control system, transfer and release system, on the perimeter of the fire, and dry foam spheres for immediate intervention and extinction. Both types will have an autonomous scheduled flight function and additional remote control from the ground station, if required during their mission.

TRL of the proposed solution - Innovation stage (if applicable) Not applicable

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This technology has been proposed for funding to the Greek General Secretariat for R&D and currently is under evaluation.