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Exploration of Aerial Firefighting Fleet Effectiveness and Cost by System of Systems Simulations

Shiva Prakasha, Prajwal and Naeem, Nabih and Ratei, Patrick and Cigal, Nazlican and Nagel, Björn (2021) Exploration of Aerial Firefighting Fleet Effectiveness and Cost by System of Systems Simulations. In: ICAS 2021. International Council of Aeronautical Sciences. 32nd Congress of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences, 2021-09-06 - 2021-09-10, Shanghai, China.

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Abstract

Wildfires are becoming a more frequent and devastating phenomena across the globe. The suppression of these wildfires is a dangerous and complex activity considering the vast systems that need to operate together to monitor, mitigate, and suppress the fire. In addition, the required cooperation spans multiple institutes in different capacities. Thus, the recognition of the wildfire suppression scenario as a System of Systems (SoS) is valid. Due to the dangers associated with firefighting and the increased occurrence, there is scope for the design of unmanned aerial vehicles for wildfire suppression. In this work, a SoS driven aircraft design, cost, and fleet assessment methodology is utilized together with a wildfire simulation to investigate several sensitivities relating to design and operational parameters. Further, this paper investigates their impacts on the measures of effectiveness, i.e. burnt area and operating cost. These two parameters enable the identification of optimal fleet size for wildfire suppression for a given scenario and aircraft definition.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186916/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture, Speech)
Title:Exploration of Aerial Firefighting Fleet Effectiveness and Cost by System of Systems Simulations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Shiva Prakasha, PrajwalUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5694-5538UNSPECIFIED
Naeem, NabihUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3144-3045UNSPECIFIED
Ratei, PatrickUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5161-8025UNSPECIFIED
Cigal, NazlicanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6988-6175UNSPECIFIED
Nagel, BjörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8076-9853UNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Journal or Publication Title:ICAS 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:International Council of Aeronautical Sciences
Series Name:ICAS 2021
Status:Published
Keywords:Wildfire Suppression, eVTOL, Aircraft Design, System of Systems, Agent-Based Simulation
Event Title:32nd Congress of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences
Event Location:Shanghai, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:6 September 2021
Event End Date:10 September 2021
Organizer:International Council of Aeronautical Sciences
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment, L - Aircraft Technologies and Integration, L - Aircraft Systems
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics
Deposited By: Shiva Prakasha, Prajwal
Deposited On:20 Jun 2022 13:52
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:48

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