Environment Monitoring Modules with Fire Detection Capability Based on IoT Methodology Chapter Conference Paper uri icon


  • This work has been supported by Fundac¸ao La Caixa and FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UIDB/5757/2020.
  • Worldwide, forests have been devastated by fires in recent years. Whe- ther by human intervention or for other reasons, the history of burned areas is increasing year after year, degrading fauna and flora. For this reason, it is vital to detect an early ignition so that firefighters can act quickly, reducing the impacts caused by forest fires. The proposed system aims to improve the nature monitoring and to assist the existing surveillance systems through Wireless Sensor Network. The network formed by the set of sensors has the potential to identify forest ignitions and, consequently, alerts the authorities through LoRaWAN communication. This work presents a prototype based on low-cost technology, which can be used in areas that require a high density of modules. Tests with a Wireless Sensor Network made up of nine prototypes demonstrate its effectiveness and robustness in terms of data transmission and collection. In this way, it is possible to apply this approach in Portuguese forests with a high level of forest fire risk, transforming them into Forests 4.0 concept. © 2021, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.

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  • 2021