"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.
Stanley, R. Joe
Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Computer Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 48 pages
© 2007 Matthew Gann, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Image processing -- Computer programs
Wildfires -- Prevention and control -- Computer programs
Wireless communication systems
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Gann, Matthew, "A simulation environment modeling the use of wireless sensor networks for the detection and mapping of wildfires" (2007). Masters Theses. 4563.