Our project is about identifying lines of fire, people in distress, and escape routes. We built a drone that can detect heat signatures and report back remotely to allow for support, rescue, and escape. Our solution focuses on ease of use which is a differentiator. It could save lives and time. We mounted an IR thermal camera to the Hovergames drone to detect sources of heat at specific locations and transmit the information in real-time through a webpage back to the operator or support team.
We envision the next steps for this project is to create a map of the area in real-time showing the heat signatures for the area. As well as further studies of performance during longer flights and higher altitudes.