HISPASAT (lider), INAER, ISDEFE, TECNALIA, FADA-CATEC, UPM y ALBENTIA SYSTEMS
The IGNIS project, an integrated system for fighting forest fires, is a project in the Ministry of Science and Innovation’s INNPACTO Programme, part of the INNPACTO 2011 call for projects, which covers the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The project’s main goal is to develop short- and medium-term solutions that improve the current communications systems used to manage and fight forest fires.
The IGNIS project is focused on developing new technologies that rely on the design of an autonomous positioning system based on signal intensity, developing beam-steerable WIMAX antennas, implementing low-bandwidth IP communication networks, transmitting scalable video in real time and implementing all this into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The project emerged from the results of the basic studies and research into firefighting and prevention conducted as part of the CENIT PROMETEO project, which included Isdefe as part of the consortium. The goal of the IGNIS project is to implement a testing and development platform that can address the communications needs detected in PROMETEO.
Isdefe led the Scenario Requirement and Definition (WP1) stage and coordinated the design, development and implementation of a technology demonstrator to show the interoperability of low-bandwidth IP communications networks using DDS and associated web services (WP2: Architecture and Design and WP6: Integration and Validation).