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BROWSE PROJECTS

Based on user needs and industry skills, the evolution of customized solutions and the establishment of innovative services is accomplished through project activities. Focusing on various thematic areas, relevant information on the project activities is provided below.

EFFORS-FS

Status date: 25 August 2015

The aim of the present feasibility study is to develop an Enhanced Flood Forecasting System for Critical Infrastructures Protection in medium size Alpine catchments.The service is designed to address infrastructure located either on the river itself (e.g. bridge) or in the flood plan (e.g. a building).

GIRP

Status date: 25 August 2015

Subsidence due to clay shrinkage is the largest ground instability issue affecting residential property in the UK (75% of all valid insurance claims) with rectification costs averaging £250m (295m Euro) p.a.  Research by the insurance sector (Swiss RE and Lloyds of London) indicates that the extent of subsidence both in the UK and Europe will worsen in line with climate change forecast.  The insurance sector equally recognizes the need for significantly improved profiling and predictive tools to identify and target risk mitigation management.The Ground Instability Risk Profiler (GIRP) service is planned to enable an accurate and predictive ground stability risk profiling service to the insurance industry in a range of flexible formats through the integration of property data sources and satellite information.

Mimir 2.0

Status date: 18 August 2015

The project will continue the development of the Mímir server, Forsway’s solution for satellite hubs providing one-way Internet over satellite. The product will be extended to be a usable component in all types of one-way Internet over satellite deployments, covering deployments from small ISPs with a few hundred users to the largest operators with high performance multi-transponder services covering several million users.

Forsway S2

Status date: 18 August 2015

The objective of this project is to develop a Satellite modem for Internet access in rural areas using DVB-S2 technology. The product is intended to complement existing ADSL terrestrial based solutions. Where it is too expensive and /or too time consuming to get a terrestrial infrastructure for broadband, the Forsway modem offers a cost effective, easy to use solution to access the Internet based on satellite DVBS2 distribution associated with a multi-standard terrestrial return link.

Low Cost Hybrid Terminal Triple Play Solution

Status date: 18 August 2015

The aim of the project is to develop a low cost end-to-end solution for satellite based triple-play services. The platform uses existing infrastructure to enable TV, telephone and IP communication. Satellites are used for downlink communication and different terrestrial media are used for the return traffic.

TransparentForests (FS)

Status date: 14 August 2015

Forest products such as paper, wood and composite materials are used in everything from construction to news distribution and energy generation, yet they may represent considerable environmental and social impacts. Today, knowing the origin and life cycle of product constituents is important for both retailers and consumers. Major corporations do not like to be associated with poor forest management: it is bad for business and for customer relations.

SatResponse

Status date: 06 August 2015

The frequency and impact of natural and man-made disasters is increasing, resulting in needs for better response efforts. Satellites provide a secure, resilient, always-on infrastructure for dealing with emergency situations; however cost and availability problems often hamper their effective use. SatResponse investigated new technical, commercial and operational models for delivering better satellite communications and other space-based application services to Disaster Responders.

DROMAS

Status date: 05 August 2015

DROMAS services aim at periodical full country monitoring of agricultural vegetation to serve decision makers on national level and to provide historical and current year crop analysis to support farm management at agricultural parcel level.

SAFETREE

Status date: 05 August 2015

Satellite Support to Forest Fires Airborne Patrol (SAFETREE) aims at improving efficiency of the airborne patrols within the Airborne Fire-fighting Service (AFS) that secure the forest fire prevention in the Czech Republic. SAFETREE service is designed to support AFS in the decision making on airborne patrol dispatch and routing based on integration of Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation technologies.

PloughStars

Status date: 04 August 2015

Plough Stars is a feasibility study and part ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme. The industrial team led by Berner & Mattner investigates new services and applications for improving winter road maintenance. Existing, mainly terrestrial, systems are enhanced with space-based technologies. Users and stakeholders involved in winter road maintenance benefit from this system through increased performance and a simplified routine.