Masters Theses

Author

Matthew Gann

Abstract

"Over the past 5 years, billions of dollars have been spent fighting wildfires which consume thousands of acres. Currently, satellites are the primary source of information regarding the location of large scale wildfires. The satellites in use are capable of reporting the location of the wildfire, but these reports are generated infrequently and have a low spatial resolution, where the reported location of the fire can be off by 500 meters. Timely detection (latency) and frequent report (throughput) are needed to help prevent the destruction caused by wildfires. This thesis, a system is described based on an ad-hoc wireless sensor network to accurately detect and provide a real-time report of the wildfire location. The feasibility of using the system is shown by presenting a simulation environment that provides an estimate of the front and intensity of the fire"--Abstract, page iii.

Committee Member(s)

Stanley, R. Joe
Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Pagination

viii, 48 pages

Rights

© 2007 Matthew Gann, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Image processing -- Computer programs
Wildfires -- Prevention and control -- Computer programs
Wireless communication systems

Thesis Number

T 9248

Print OCLC #

233650532

Electronic OCLC #

181375306

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