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TRE awarded ASI tender for small to medium enterprises

(March 2015) The Italian Space Agency (ASI) recently announced a tender to stimulate industrial research programs in small to medium enterprises.

A consortium produced by TRE (prime contractor), Imageo and the University of Florence received the highest score for its COSMOPLUS project. The project competed among 15 other proposals in the subject area: “Earth navigation and observation: how to improve exploitation of national and European satellite platforms”.

Examining the state of art of InSAR applications, COSMOPLUS (Continuous Observation from Space by Means Of different Platforms Used in Sinergy) aims to overcome limitations in monitoring surface deformations with satellite radar data, to further develop their commercial capabilities.

COSMOPLUS will address:

  • The use of multi radar platforms to create a redundant and reliable system, enabling an artificial contraction of acquisition intervals and guaranteeing a higher number of image acquisitions over the same area of interest (AOI).
  • The Optimization of the processing system for a regular update of displacement information.
  • The identification of standard procedures for the integration of InSAR with conventional measurements.
  • The creation of an integrated monitoring system (satellite + in-situ), which enables an early warning system, also using prediction models.