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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

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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, „Aerial Detection of Forest Fires with Automated 3D Fuel Volume Estimation”, 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (FBF'2019), Marseille (France), 29th of April to 3rd of May 2019.
  • 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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