Infrared fire alarm for vehicle protection

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Nowadays, wildfires are an important society problem in many countries around the world, and especially in Portugal. Fighting wildfires involves many people and vehicles, in extreme conditions, in which dangerous situations can occur.In this paper, a solution based on monitoring the status of a vehicle unit that includes oxygen levels and carbon monoxide levels inside the vehicle and hot points close to the vehicle is proposed. This critical information should be acquired and sent to the central unit, together with the geographical coordinates, allowing the rescue of the unit in danger. The proposed solution can also create a sequence of thermal images associated to a certain position of the perimeter of the wildfire, in order to help the detection of possible reignition spots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 International Young Engineers Forum, YEF-ECE 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728156781
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 International Young Engineers Forum, YEF-ECE 2020 - Online, Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 3 Jul 20203 Jul 2020


Conference2020 International Young Engineers Forum, YEF-ECE 2020


  • GPS Coordinates
  • Infrared Thermal Sensor
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Wildfire Prevention


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