Active fire detection from satellite Earth observation

The aim of this research is to improve and advance upon signal processing algorithms and functions developed for geostationary satellites. The results obtained will be used to improve the positional detection and tracking of fire, and its spatial characterisation, to inform emergency services where to allocate and deploy fire combat resources. This final output is aligned with SmartSat’s “Disaster and Emergency Management” application area.


Project Leader:
Professor Simon Jones, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

PhD Student:
Alvaro Valenzuela Quinteros