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Through a combination of satellite communications and the use of a UAV, Ignis project, led by Hispasat, offers a solution that improves the safety of those involved in a wildfire.

HISPASAT project Ignis

The developments made in the project Ignis allow firefighting jobs are completed in a more efficient and secure, since all the agents involved will have to speak with more reliable data on the situation.

To obtain these results, Ignis has conducted a demonstration in which he used communications Hispasat to send, through a network infrastructure that combines satellite transmission and Wimax, location and video obtained from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This information is real-time recepcionada command posts so that you can know more accurately the progress and evolution of the flames and prevent emergency bodies run unnecessary risks.

The Ignis project arose from the conclusions of an R & D, also attended Hispasat (Prometheus project), and was responsible for analyzing the parameters and processes of satellite remote sensing data, well as new technologies and architectures that enable telecommunications night firefighting. Ignis has continued the study initiated by developing Prometheus, in a short time, of a system that improves the existing telecommunications infrastructure used in firefighting.

Along with Hispasat, Ignis has had the participation of various companies and organizations in the sector, as Inaer, Albentia, ISDEFE, Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (FADA-Catec), Polytechnic University of Madrid and Tecnalia.


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By • 6 May, 2014
• Section: Communications, Detection, Networks