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Sensors 2009, 9(3), 1485-1498; doi:10.3390/s90301485

Early Forest Fire Detection Using Radio-Acoustic Sounding System

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Received: 27 January 2009 / Revised: 17 February 2009 / Accepted: 27 February 2009 / Published: 3 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making)
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Automated early fire detection systems have recently received a significant amount of attention due to their importance in protecting the global environment. Some emergent technologies such as ground-based, satellite-based remote sensing and distributed sensor networks systems have been used to detect forest fires in the early stages. In this study, a radio-acoustic sounding system with fine space and time resolution capabilities for continuous monitoring and early detection of forest fires is proposed. Simulations show that remote thermal mapping of a particular forest region by the proposed system could be a potential solution to the problem of early detection of forest fires.
Keywords: Forest fire detection; RASS; acoustic sounding; radar; emergency management Forest fire detection; RASS; acoustic sounding; radar; emergency management
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Sahin, Y.G.; Ince, T. Early Forest Fire Detection Using Radio-Acoustic Sounding System. Sensors 2009, 9, 1485-1498.

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