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Sensors 2009, 9(6), 4465-4482; doi:10.3390/s90604465

SITHON: A Wireless Network of in Situ Optical Cameras Applied to the Early Detection-Notification-Monitoring of Forest Fires

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Forest Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Foundation, 57006 Vassilika, Thessaloniki, GreeceForest Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Foundation, 57006 Vassilika, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Telenet Wireless Communication Systems Ltd., Filellinon 25, 65302 Kavala, Greece
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Received: 14 April 2009 / Revised: 25 May 2009 / Accepted: 4 June 2009 / Published: 8 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract

The SITHON system, a fully wireless optical imaging system, integrating a network of in-situ optical cameras linking to a multi-layer GIS database operated by Control Operating Centres, has been developed in response to the need for early detection, notification and monitoring of forest fires. This article presents in detail the architecture and the components of SITHON, and demonstrates the first encouraging results of an experimental test with small controlled fires over Sithonia Peninsula in Northern Greece. The system has already been scheduled to be installed in some fire prone areas of Greece. View Full-Text
Keywords: forest fires; wireless network; optical camera; fire detection-notification-monitoring forest fires; wireless network; optical camera; fire detection-notification-monitoring
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Tsiourlis, G.; Andreadakis, S.; Konstantinidis, P. SITHON: A Wireless Network of in Situ Optical Cameras Applied to the Early Detection-Notification-Monitoring of Forest Fires. Sensors 2009, 9, 4465-4482.

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