Institute of Forest Ecosystems
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
Phone: +49 3334 3820 300
Fax: +49 3334 3820 354
Innovative Forest Fire Early Warning System (INPRIWA)
During typical spring droughts forests in Brandenburg are susceptible to forest fire. Due to forest fire valuable timber is lost, and people and animals are threatened. During the drought year 2003, forest fires led to damages of more than 1 million Euros. The existing 'Fire Watch' warning system can only identify fires with intensive smoke emission. Thus, the fire monitoring can be considerably impeded by landscape relief and other factors.
The study was aimed at developing a novel hydrogen sensor for monitoring forest fires that are able to detect fires before open flames are visible.
The functioning priciples of the sensor:
The functionality of the principle was demonstrated.
10.2009 - 7.2011
Project funding number: KF 2184401WD9
Funding program: Innovationsförderung
Project status: finished