The use of UAVs by forestry organizations began in 2006 and to this day is a rather topical issue. Currently, cycles of scientific and practical work on the use of drones in solving problems in the forestry industry are being introduced. According to international and domestic experts, within 5 years the forestry industry will become the largest exploiter and consumer of unmanned robots.
One of the most important advantages of a quadrocopter is the ability to install sensors for various applications, in particular fire sensors, in hard-to-reach places, which makes it possible to prevent a fire hazard situation and inform ground rescue services in time about the location of potential sources of fire.
During the work, the tasks of information support for ground services for extinguishing large centers of forest fires, aviation patrolling of local areas of forests, conducting a general study of forests, countering illegal activities in forests are being worked out. The method of monitoring the state of peat fires with the help of thermal imagers is also being improved.
A mobile laboratory for monitoring forest fires is an effective help in solving the problems of operational control and management. Control sensors installed in hard-to-reach places make it possible to determine the prospects for using technological structures to study and expand the range of tasks that can be applied in forestry with the presence of drones.
Mass production of unmanned robots that are closest to the required technical conditions of use, as well as stable in ease of control and operation, is now quite relevant. Some of the unique features of such robots include the function of tracking moving objects by a drone and the ability to track them using special beacons in automatic mode.
With the help of UAVs, you can get valuable photos and high-quality video materials. The technical and software capabilities programmed in such robots allow the transfer of the received data to a common information base based on the existing remote monitoring system.
An important advantage of drones is the presence of a quick-change target load and equipping with a gyro-resistant camera with a viewing angle of 360 degrees, the possibility of using various control methods, compiling your own information base through the use of additional structures installed on moving objects and the use of various types of data transmission.
Unmanned robots are used to provide reliable and appropriate information support to ground fire brigades when extinguishing large fires, as well as to control individual sections of forests in order to identify potentially dangerous places.
In practice, drones will be used to monitor existing peat fires using infrared and optical sensors, preliminary inspection of the state of cinder areas, and operational survey of forest areas in order to analyze the data obtained.
Each UAV is equipped with a camera, which makes it possible to obtain excellent quality photographs, which can later be used for mapping and creating an evidence base during the investigation of illegal situations.
In addition to work on identifying fires, a methodology is being developed for using unmanned robots to solve forestry and forest protection tasks.
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