Drones that fight wildfires
“An important part of managing wildfire is controlling a fire’s fuel sources. Prescribed (sometimes called controlled) burns, chemical retardants and other techniques can keep fuel from an ongoing fire, reduce future wildfire risks, and enhance the safety and effectiveness of wildfire response. Interior’s Office of Aviation Services is working with Drones Amplified — an American startup by two professors at the University of Nebraska — on drone aircraft able to set prescribed burns.”
Drone Amplified, the inventor of IGNIS, spent years researching this technology and was the first to use it to ignite prescribed fires with a drone on private and federal lands. The company has an exclusive license agreement with NUTech Ventures and grants which facilitated additional development, testing, and refinement of the concept into the product available on the market today.
Watch the Webinar
Check out this recording to learn more about the technological capabilities of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AKA drones) in fire management. Patrick Shin of Northern Arizona University and Drone Amplified chief engineer, Jim Higgins, present in this webinar developed in partnership with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.
IGNIS is a patent-pending product of Drone Amplified. The company has an exclusive license agreement with NUTech Ventures.
How it Works
IGNIS is a complete system that embeds to drones. It carries a payload of ping-pong size chemical spheres.