GEMSTONE Class of 2025
Members: Leonello, Imaad, Evan, Zach, Max, Jayce, Josh, Nolan
Mentor: Dr. Fernando Raffan Montoya
Librarian: Milan Budhathoki
How can we use UAVs to gather data on embers being emitted from a wildfire, including their size, weight, temperature, and ultimately, their ability to ignite new fires?
Here are some of the primary questions we are looking into as we conduct our research:
1. How can we implement a sensor device on a drone to measure ember characteristics during a wildfire event?
2. How can a model be created to detect embers in a video feed and determine qualities they possess?
3. How can information about embers such as ember flux be used to inform wildfire forecasting efforts and wildfire preparations along urban interfaces?
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