Sensing a forest fire requires a lot of tools and expensive remote automated weather stations thereby making it quite costly and impractical too. But that’s not the only way to get forest fire predictions. Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) researchers have come up with a brilliant idea to fight forest fire which will overcome most of the shortcomings of the earlier fire sensing technique.
Actually MIT researchers are putting their efforts into a system that will operate the temperature and humidity sensors by utilising the energy from tree. These sensors will tansmit the signals wirelessly to a weather station which inturn will transmit the to fortestry command sytem via satellite.
Voltree Power is in the final stages of prototyping such a system with trials set for the spring on a 10-acre plot of land provided by the Forest Service.