Military Embedded Systems

Wide area imaging for persistent monitoring enabled by new SAR satellites


May 10, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ICEYE image.

HELSINKI. ICEYE announced that the commercial availability of wide area imaging capabilities covering 10,000 km² data acquisitions with its synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation.

According to the company, ICEYE is the only New Space SAR satellite provider to achieve wide-area Scan mode imaging, with up to a 100-times larger area coverage from alternatives in the marketplace. ICEYE also claims that it is now able to provide the world's single most comprehensive persistent monitoring capabilities both for land and sea data use cases.

ICEYE's new Scan imaging is designed to be effective for acquiring wide coverage imagery for maritime use cases, where national security authorities and maritime safety officials require persistent visibility into large sea areas.

Radar satellite imaging is intended to work both day and night, and even through cloud cover. ICEYE officials claim that it is the only New Space SAR data provider with a current system design that supports comprehensive wide area imaging.


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