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Forest monitoring by captive aerostat and georeferenced camera

Grant number: 15/50617-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: October 01, 2016 - September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Forestry
Cooperation agreement: FINEP - PIPE/PAPPE Grant
Principal researcher:Michelle Bueno Garcia
Grantee:Michelle Bueno Garcia
Company:Altave Indústria, Comércio e Exportação de Aeronaves S/A
City: São José dos Campos

Abstract

Relying on its growing capacity obtained through successful research and development projects funded by FAPESP and CNPq and unique know how in the lighter than air, ALTAVE develop this project an innovative air monitoring system forests using captive aerostats with georeferenced cameras, wireless data link and software for central monitoring, providing greater coverage and ability to detect forest claims. Reaching heights higher than 200 meters, airships have favorable terms in relation to current watchtowers, with a larger field of sight of the forest and fewer obstacles for streaming video wirelessly to a central monitoring. (AU)

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