Improvement of forest fire monitoring system by expanding information and technological possibilities of modern quadcopters




information technology, unmanned aerial vehicle, image processing methods, parallel computing


The article proposes a solution to an important problem — the development of an information technology based on expanding the functionality of non-specialized unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for early detection of forest fires. The proposed information technology is designed to increase the effectiveness of monitoring forest fires. Тhe existing level of information technology does not fully settle the issue of reliable fire protection of forests. Today, there is a contradiction between the high cost of developing high-tech fire-fighting equipment and lack of its efficiency. The elimination of this contradiction will be facilitated by the involvement of additional non-technical and technical resources in the information technology of early detection of forest fire hotspots. The results of the analysis of the use of modern drones prove that the involvement of unmanned aerial vehicles significantly increases the efficiency of many types of monitoring and they can successfully be used to solve the problems of early detection of forest fire hotspots. The results of experiments are presented, which were carried out both for a series of digital images and for video.

Author Biographies

Olena Husak, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi

Olena M. Husak,

Candidate of Technical Sciences (Ph.D.), an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Volodymyr Husak, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi

Volodymyr V. Husak,

Candidate of Medical Sciences (Ph.D.), an associate professor at the Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Home Care of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.


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Progressive information technologies, high-efficiency computer systems