IGNIS by Drone Amplified is the innovation that makes fire management technology safer and more affordable for land owners, public wild lands, and federal and state agencies.
The company’s drone-mounted technology carries chemical spheres the size of ping pong balls. At the press of a button, the spheres drop and ignite — intentionally sparking small fires that burn vegetation and starve incoming wildfires of potential fuel.
To make the drone system easier to use, the team has developed a custom software application to automate every task: mission duration, altitude, where to drop the spheres, how many to drop and the time in between each. The app also allows users to create geofences, virtual boundaries that keep the drone within select areas.
Location: Nebraska USA