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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.

SatNetMonitor

Status date: 12 September 2019

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society and security of electricity supply is extremely important. Energy transmission and distribution networks are vulnerable. Information collected by satellites can be used to make the maintenance of the networks more efficient, to reduce risks due to the changing environment, and to mitigate the risk of interruptions. 

GridWatch

Status date: 09 September 2019

GridWatch offers owners of high voltage power infrastructures a continuous monitoring and alarming system to support the inspection, maintenance and management procedures of power lines, and a management system providing the measurements of the parameters  necessary to dynamically operate the power lines, i.e. ambient temperature, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and conductor temperature.

Services enabled by HAPS

Status date: 04 September 2019

HAPS platforms are evolving in the stratosphere to conduct earth observation. They provide large-scale images as a support to decision-making processes in domains like meteorology, security, safety, natural resource inventories, climate change or prevention and monitoring of natural disasters. They provide high versatility, near real-time information and high revisit frequency on their targets.

SmartGrids

Status date: 03 September 2019

The SmartGrids feasibility study delivers the benefits of space based assets to energy network stakeholders. Technologies such as cloud computation and deep learning are coupled with multispectral satellite imagery, SAR, GNSS, and satellite communications to develop strongly scaling, novel, bespoke cost efficient services capable of supporting and enhancing existing operations. 

Services Enabled by HAPS (Unisphere)

Status date: 02 September 2019

Within the context of satellites, terrestrial infrastructure and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), HAPS are a new platform offering unique advantages, but also complement existing services. Three major HAPS applications have been analyzed within this feasibility study. The concept of “HAPS as a Service” (HaaS) has been introduced and its unique requirements to highly automated flight management were detailed. A follow-up demonstration project with the focus on flight management has emerged from this feasibility study.

GroWise

Status date: 28 August 2019

This demonstration project builds on previous work with radar carried out in the UK to develop crop growth models for a variety of arable crops. GroWise will see new models built which will give credit providers an accurate view of the crops in the ground.  It will also allow them to deliver agronomic advice, via a new app, to farmers – something which is currently lacking with small/subsistence farmers. By improving the crops of small-scale farmers it is hoped that credit providers have their loans repaid and they feel more confident in loaning greater sums, to more farmers than currently. 

COLDSUN

Status date: 21 August 2019

The project has explored a communication service that allows to transmit data between underwater networks and the internet via satellite networks. The overall system renders possible low-cost data transfer using a data relay buoy equipped with interfaces for underwater as well as satellite communication. This offers a cheap and flexible communication solution for companies operating in a maritime environment.

OWASIS-NL

Status date: 21 August 2019

The lack of proper information on water availability is one of the most challenging obstacles for water management practices. To fight this challenge, OWASIS-NL uses space assets in two innovative water availability services that support effective water resource management in the Netherlands and South Africa.

GoWalk

Status date: 12 August 2019

Walk2Health is a smartphone app that encourages older people to take regular exercise. The key problem is that many elderly people lack sufficient motivation to take regular exercise, which leads to health declines.  The study investigated the potential of a new smartphone app that provides motivation to older people with reminder messages, charts, and daily targets.

Ag|knowledge 4.0

Status date: 09 August 2019

Ag|knowledge 4.0 improves the agricultural risk management for the stakeholders of the agri-supply chain in emerging economies. The services provided exploit various EO-technologies from remote sensing, weather satellites to GNNS to close a big information gap on operational crop monitoring in support of smallholders. The focus of the pilot-demonstration service is on India.