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FP7 - SEC "AF3"

Advanced Forest Fire Fighting

Funding program: SECURITY theme of the FP7

Research area: SEC-2013.4.1-6 "Preparedness for and management of large scale forest fires"

Time frame: 1st May 2014 - 30th July 2017

Participation: Subcontracting

More infohttp://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/185483_en.html and http://af3project.eu/

RFSAT activities include:

  • Near Infrared (NIR) spectrometer-based detection of forest fire ignitions from micro-UAVs
  • Large area 3D modelling from micro-UAV image/video observations in visual and thermal ranges.
  • Real-time streaming of video from micro-UAVs as well as long range FPV flight control.
  • Operation of autonomous swarms of micro-UAVs for cooperative mission execution.


  • Artur Krukowski and Emmanouela Vogiatzaki, „UAV-based photogrammetric 3D modelling and surveillance of forest wildfires”, Workshop on “UAV & SAR: using drones in rescue operations”, ISA, Rome (Italy), 29th of March 2017.
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