Drought and wind-driven wildfires have become a reoccurring danger to the American West. Last year fires consumed a record 4 percent of California. Firefighters have turned to technology to help them predict and deal with the growing menace of flames by catching the fires early before they become mega-environmental events.
This gallery captures some of the latest start-up and advanced technologies used to deal with these mega-fires.
John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.