Airborne Wide Area Imager for Wildfire Mapping and Detection

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Xiomas Technologies
1317 Skyway Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Principal Investigator

Abstract

An advanced airborne imaging system for fire detection/mapping is proposed. The goal of the project is to improve control and management of wildfires in order to reduce loss of life and property. The system will offer approximately a 3X increase in operating efficiency compared to current systems and will be designed for autonomous or remote operation in an unmanned airborne system (UAS) but will also be suitable for operation in manned aircraft.