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FUEGO Intelligence

FUEGO Intelligence

Detect Fires early to put them out fast

The purpose of FUEGO Intelligence is to provide Incident Commanders and firefighters with the intelligence to efficiently manage and fight wildfires. FUEGO is the first system capable of providing persistent systematic surveillance of wildfires, delivering real time intelligence at regular intervals in the form of standardized maps which can be easily shared.

At the heart of our technology is a series of advanced AI that fuses data from satellites (FUEGO Space) and ground-based sensors (FUEGO Ground) to obtain optimal results from complex and dynamic situations. This system of systems approach delivers robust and accurate alerts with zero false positives.

What it does

Powerful deep machine learning algorithms (FUEGO Intelligence) analyse images from satellites and sensors in real-time, sending electronic notifications and digital maps to emergency responders on new and evolving fire events. The system currently processes more than 2.5 million images and over 30GB of satellite data per day.

How it works

Our FUEGO Intelligence is trained to spot the tiny smoke clouds which are visible when the fire is just starting. While the sensor network on the ground takes advantage of the fact that the smoke is visible even though the fire is behind a hill, the satellite is looking for flames and heat signatures. Combined with the satellite data, FUEGO Intelligence can detect and confirm wildfires as fast as three minutes after they ignite.

The combination of these outputs means we are able to send detection notifications with a high degree of confidence.

What it means

This intelligence supports tactical, strategic, and operational decision making for various authorities, such as Fire Emergency Services, by providing real-time information about a fire’s location, flame size, rates of spread, and spotting.

Fireball’s FUEGO intelligence system can detect fires within minutes and evaluate their growth in real-time, allowing for rapid, effective fire suppression.

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FUEGO GROUND

Where there is Smoke, there is Fire

To expand the coverage and sensitivity provided by aerial and space-based assets, the FUEGO system uses ground-based sensor networks. These sensors capture images that are processed through machine learning. Detecting the characteristic colours and movements of smoke allows us to alert firefighters when the fire is still very small.

What it does

FUEGO Ground is a network of ground-based sensors (cameras) that provide a geographic mesh of oblique images used in the early detection of smoke and fire. FUEGO Ground is camera agnostic and works with most of the available cameras in the market. It helps if the camera is conforming to the ONVIF Profile S standard and is accessible from the internet. FUEGO Ground can integrate existing camera networks. Our integration team will be able to discuss configurations.

How it works

Currently, FUEGO Intelligence connects to HPWREN and ALERTWildfire networks). This sensor and camera network processes in excess of 250GB of data per day, or 2.5 million images.

Using existing camera networks or interfaces unique to a client, we are able to integrate with the backend of the camera image stream, and not interfere with existing emergency response processes.

The combination of these outputs means we are able to send detection notifications with a high degree of confidence.

What it means
Using an extensive sensor network on the ground means that we can detect when smoke is visible even if the fire is behind a hill.
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FUEGO SPACE

Eyes in the sky – Fires down below

FUEGO Space is feeding satellite data into the FUEGO Intelligence system. Geosynchronous satellites look for infrared heat signatures indicative of fires. These geosynchronous satellites continually watch-over large areas of the Earth reporting infrared heat signatures, indicative of fires, as fast as once per minute. Fireball plans to launch its own satellites by 2022 (LEO) and 2024 (GEO).

What it does

FUEGO Space is feeding satellite data into the FUEGO Intelligence system. Geosynchronous satellites look for infrared heat signatures indicative of fires.

How it works
These geosynchronous satellites continually watch-over large areas of the Earth reporting infrared heat signatures, indicative of fires, as fast as once per minute.
What it means
The satellite images, together with our ground based sensors provide our firefighters with a valuable resource that allows them to quickly assess a fire situation and determine the best approach for managing the fire.
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FUEGO AIR

We’ve got you covered

Fireball has over 20 years of experience installing cameras and inertial navigation systems on a wide range of civilian and government-owned aircraft. Fireball also works with existing sensor packages that need some modifications or additions and also develop specific mapping capability.

What it does

Using a combination of sensors, including custom-designed sensors created by Fireball.International, we build sensor arrays that can be fixed to manned and unmanned aircraft to accurately map fires in real time.
There are three platform options for aerial data collection: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Manned Fixed- and Rotary-wing Aircraft. All options use similar sensor, computing, and data transmission systems. While UAS is preferable, aviation regulations in both the US and Australia are changing and fire agency policy for UAS flights over fires are still being developed.

We work with the supporting fire agencies to integrate the aircraft into their air operations preferences, while remaining cognizant of the increasingly congested airspace around fires.

How it works

The imagery and extracted data are transmitted off the aircraft and delivered to a cloud-based processing system. Incremental changes in the Aware Database are also transmitted to the cloud where the database is replicated and stored in multiple locations.

At the processing centre, extracted fire characteristics are fed into four fire behaviour models which forecast the spread of the fire in different time frames. Each model produces results at different speeds. The fastest model is an extrapolation of current fire behaviour and produces a projection in seconds but the projection tends to be accurate for only a short period, perhaps an hour. Each model has a similar trade-off of time to-an-answer versus the period over which accuracy can be expected.

FUEGO Air also provides situational awareness for aircrews. In this application, the camera looks at the heat signature on the ground and shows the pilot exactly where to drop the water with 100% accuracy. Being able to deliver precious water or fire retardant exactly where it is needed ensures time and resources are not wasted and the fire can be brought under control sooner.

What it means

FUEGO Air provides Incident Commanders and firefighters with the intelligence to efficiently manage and attack wildfires. The system is capable of persistent systematic surveillance of wildfires, delivering real time intelligence at regular intervals in the form of standardised maps which can be easily shared.

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FUEGO MAP

Tying it all together

FUEGO Map is the user interface that displays our fire detections. The map shows detections from both FUEGO Ground and FUEGO Space sensors. The information panel includes reports generated by FUEGO Intelligence. From FUEGO Map, the user can also explore live feeds from ground sensors and satellite map overlaps. This is the visual accumulation of our sensors and algorithms.

What it does

FUEGO Map is the user interface that displays our fire detections that have been picked up by our ground sensors and satellite.

How it works

Taking data from both space and ground sensors, FUEGO Map combines this information with reports generated by FUEGO Intelligence so it can be easily accessed, analysed and understood in one map.

What it means

FUEGO Map allows the visual accumulation of the images from our ground sensors to be overlaid with images from our satellite providing emergency services with data they can use and understand in real-time, allowing them to make decisions about what action they take next.