New sensor, mission concepts and applications for Global Monitoring, Environment and Security
Starlab Space develops new and alternative methods for Remote Sensing applications.
On the technology side, we are working today on new space sensors and mission concepts for environmental monitoring, including remote sensing applications of GPS an Galileo, as well as new radar concepts.
On the application side, we have developed and continue to improve operational information services using space data for oil spill monitoring and water quality.
Our research includes the development of new sensor, concepts and efficient algorithms to extract maximal information from data, identification of platform/deployment opportunities, as well as development of know-how on the best use of data products for scientific and operational applications.
The Space Team has a strong expertise in radar altimetry, optical imaging, Synthetic Aperture Radar image processing and the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals. Several members of the department have been working with the European Space Agency before joining the company and some of them are pioneers in GNSS Reflections analysis.
Examples of our capacity include:
- Feasibility studies and development of algorithms (GNSS-Reflections, Wide Swath Ocean Altimeter, Wavemill Concept)
- Implementation of algorithms (DARWIN, space interferometry for exo-planet observation)
- Mission analysis (SMOS collocation studies, GNSS-R mission strategies for mesoscale altimetry and tsunami detection)
- Development of instrument prototypes (PARIS PAD, GNSS-R altimetry airborne demonstrator)
- Data processing (GPS Reflections, scatterometry, altimetry, ice, soil moisture applications)
- The implementation of operational services (GMES MARCOAST, oil spill detection and water quality services using space and in situ data as well as MERCATOR models)
Our clients in the space sector include the European Space Agency, EADS, Ifremer, Alcatel, Telespazio, MERCATOR, and CNES.