17 May 2016 OCULUS fire: a command and control system for fire management with crowd sourcing and social media interconnectivity
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AF3 (Advanced Forest Fire Fighting2) is a European FP7 research project that intends to improve the efficiency of current fire-fighting operations and the protection of human lives, the environment and property by developing innovative technologies to ensure the integration between existing and new systems. To reach this objective, the AF3 project focuses on innovative active and passive countermeasures, early detection and monitoring, integrated crisis management and advanced public information channels. OCULUS Fire is the innovative control and command system developed within AF3 as a monitoring, GIS and Knowledge Extraction System and Visualization Tool. OCULUS Fire includes (a) an interface for real-time updating and reconstructing of maps to enable rerouting based on estimated hazards and risks, (b) processing of GIS dynamic re-construction and mission re-routing, based on the fusion of airborne, satellite, ground and ancillary geolocation data, (c) visualization components for the C2 monitoring system, displaying and managing information arriving from a variety of sources and (d) mission and situational awareness module for OCULUS Fire ground monitoring system being part of an Integrated Crisis Management Information System for ground and ancillary sensors. OCULUS Fire will also process and visualise information from public information channels, social media and also mobile applications by helpful citizens and volunteers. Social networking, community building and crowdsourcing features will enable a higher reliability and less false alarm rates when using such data in the context of safety and security applications.
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Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos, Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos, Dimitris M. Kyriazanos, Dimitris M. Kyriazanos, Alkiviadis Astyakopoulos, Alkiviadis Astyakopoulos, Kostantinos Dimitros, Kostantinos Dimitros, Christos Margonis, Christos Margonis, Giorgos Konstantinos Thanos, Giorgos Konstantinos Thanos, Katerina Skroumpelou, Katerina Skroumpelou, "OCULUS fire: a command and control system for fire management with crowd sourcing and social media interconnectivity", Proc. SPIE 9842, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXV, 98420U (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223996; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223996
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