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March 31, 2023

Drone hovers over flight pad on perimeter of prescribed burn

A drone hovers over its flight pad on the perimeter of a controlled fire. The blaze was ignited by an incendiary ball dropped by the drone, a method that allows firefighters to keep a safe distance while managing prescribed burns.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant TI 2025871.]

Learn more in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln news story NRT director on team awarded patent for fireball-dropping drones. (Date of image: Aug. 16, 2020; date posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 31, 2023)

Credit: Drone Amplified

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