Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
This project aims at building a prototype of a land-based early forest fire detection system using a long-wave infrared camera, powered by a 12 V motorcycle battery. It uses a system engineering approach by putting different software and hardware blocks together to come up with a unique automated system that detects fire in the field of view. The fire can be detected, from a distance of 232 feet if the fire is from a small stove or 64 feet if the fire is from a candle about the size of a quarter, within a second and sends a warning email as an alert to a specified email address. This project uses a simple fire detection Matlab algorithm based on thresholding to detect forest fire. The system is designed in a way that in future complicated detection algorithms can easily be integrated with the system.