Fire Detection and Management through a Multi-Sensor Network for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Areas from the Risk of Fire and Extreme Weather Conditions.
FIRESENSE aims to develop an automatic early warning system to remotely monitor areas of archaeological and cultural interest from the risk of fire and extreme weather conditions. Since these areas have been treasured and tended for very long periods of time, they are usually surrounded by old and valuable vegetation or situated close to forest regions, which exposes them to an increased risk of fire. Additionally, extreme weather conditions (such as storms and floods) pose great risks for these sites.
FIRESENSE will take advantage of recent advances in multi-sensor surveillance technologies, using a wireless sensor network capable of monitoring different modalities (e.g. temperature) and optical and infrared cameras, as well as local weather stations on the deployment site. The signals collected from these sensors will be transmitted to a monitoring center, which will employ intelligent computer vision and pattern recognition algorithms as well as data fusion techniques to automatically analyze sensor information. It will be capable of generating automatic warning signals for local authorities whenever a dangerous situation arises.
Possbile application areas:
Fire in the historical mosque
Istanbul's Haydarpasa train station sweeps up the ashes FIRESENSE Field Test in Bogazici Corporate Relations Directorate Bulletin Firesense short video has been released at the project website New FIRESENSE Dodge Hall Demo in Bogazici Corporate Relations Directorate Bulletin
FIRESENSE is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STReP) of the European Union's 7th Framework Programme Environment
(including Climate Change).