Wildﬁre Detection and Control
While wildﬁres may have a beneﬁcial impact on ecological resources, their impacts are often devastating when uncontrolled.
In Australia alone, the 2019-2020 wildﬁres killed or displaced an estimated 3 billion animals and caused an estimated $100bn in overall damages. Similarly, Indonesia’s ﬁre season led to the closure of schools affecting 5 million students, bringing the entire country to a standstill. Globally, both natural or ignited wildﬁres, are becoming for frequent, more dangerous, and more costly.
Governments and local ﬁreﬁghting services are looking for technologies and tools enabling early detection and online ﬁre-status analysis, increasing their ability for an early response, critical for stopping a blaze from growing out of control.
The remoteness and vastness of ﬁre-prone areas make data-driven decision-making complex.
Fireﬁghting agencies are looking to adopt remote imaging technologies which can be key in early wildﬁre detection, ﬁre-spread mapping, and modeling, thereby enabling ﬁreﬁghters the ability to make tactical decisions before arriving at the scene.
Effective tools aimed for the management of wildﬁres require the integration of several disciplines, including forest and landscape ecology, ﬁre ecology, remote sensing, remote communication, and others, all installed and deployed through a simple-cost effective network.
The hiSky-Opgal-Maris wildfire detection management solution, is an innovative edge-based field system, offering high resolution thermal sensing, communicated real-time via an advanced cost-effective IoT satellite network.
This solution, crafted specifically for remote areas which lacks connectivity, enables continuous monitoring of vast forest terrain, early identiﬁcation of ﬁre, precise location within a defined grid, early notiﬁcation of ﬁre management systems and minimal false alarms.
hiSky-Opgal-Maris combined system value breakdown
This system is uniquely designed to enable a unified command of numerous (hundreds/ thousands) end points, which comprise a vast sensory grid that continuously monitors and transmits data from remote areas. This offering is the product of a strategic combination of three core components:
- Opgal thermal camera – detects, analysis, and alerts in case a ﬁre eruption is identified within the ﬁeld of view of an Opgal camera sector.
- Maris advanced compression Mercury-Nano – compress the camera data (telemetry and video) for the purpose of saving communication channel resources.
- The hiSky’s Satellite IoT network (Smartellite™) – A unique satellite network which routinely controls hundreds or thousands of IoT endpoints, and seamlessly transfers to a focused video transmission of a focused area during non-routine/ emergency status.
hiSky is the leader of agile IoT networks, enabling businesses, people, and machines the freedom to connect from any device, anywhere, always. We provide a reliable and affordable IoT and MSS network with an easy-to-use cloud-based management platform that includes monitoring, alerting, and billing capabilities.
Companies benefit from our proven connectivity to cover every terrain, establish private commercial IoT networks, gain insights from high-volume secure data, and more.
hiSky’s agile network comprises of satellite terminals, hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface, and application servers. The network operates using GEO and LEO satellites. True global connectivity starts with our vision:
Making agile IoT connectivity accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Opgal Optronic Industries provides infrared imaging systems as well as vision and surveillance solutions. Using thermal-imaging and active-imaging technologies, Opgal creates high-performance, versatile visualization hardware and software products for a variety of markets.
Maris provides compact, lightweight, low power and ultra-low-latency remote video, audio and telemetry data acquisition, streaming, recoding and analytics for any ground, aerial, maritime or spatial platform for defence, HLS and civilian applications.