Ground Station for Direct Reception and Processing of Satellite Imaging

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Introduction

Ground Station for Direct Reception and Processing of Satellite Imaging

To date, satellite ground stations have appealed to renowned scientific groups, academic institutions, Military and commercial users and Private Companies dealing in natural resources like mining , Oil and gas etc that are interested in remote sensing data acquisition, not to mention the potential economic incentives they could reap from direct reception.

State-of-the-art new age computer technologies make it possible to receive Earth imagery from space at personal computers. These images are an important source of independent real-time information about natural sites and the infrastructure status. Thus this remotely sensed data becomes an indispensable tool to increase reliability of the decision support system.

Shoghi Imaging technology is the best solution if the time factor is the most crucial issue for decision making and the situation analysis requires timely data. Such data acquisition at the station is the only way to get remotely sensed data from space in real time mode.

Today Shoghi Ground stations developed at the R&D Center Shoghi provide for receiving optical , SAR and all-weather round-the-clock radar images with a spatial resolution from 1 km to 0.7 m, thus making it possible to resolve a wide range of applied tasks.

The wide range of the data received by the Shoghi Ground station in terms of spatial resolution, swath width and spectral range, the frequent overall survey repeat period and the all-weather day-and-night capability of the radar imaging provide opportunities to apply these data in all kinds of practical tasks.

The main application areas include:

  • National and Border security
  • Ease of war strategy and troop deployment
  • Updation of topographic maps (up to the scale of 1:10 000)
  • Operational detection and monitoring of oil spills on land and at sea
  • Control over compliance with the licensing agreements in natural resources development
  • Mining , Oil and gas pipeline regular monitoring
  • Operational monitoring of the ice and snow cover
  • Monitoring the state of agricultural lands, including the control over crop rotation and over the use of lands
  • Rapid assessment of the status and the degree of degradation of crop and pasture lands
  • Monitoring of hydraulic structures, such as river dams
  • Creation of up-to-date thematic maps (e.g. vegetation, soil cover condition, potential hazards in an area, etc.)
  • Creation of digital elevation models
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Glacier monitoring
  • Control over illegal fishing
  • Update of forestry maps
  • Early detection and monitoring of forest and grassland fires
  • Rapid and objective damage assessment after natural disasters

One Shoghi Ground station covers minimum area of about 12 million sq. km. This provides for the most efficient routine monitoring of the coverage zone without leaving the place of work. In addition the expenses for in-situ and aerial observations could be significantly reduced. The Shoghi Ground station is not only the tool for data acquisition but also a set of software products for this data storage, processing and thematic analysis.

In order to receive the majority of the presently available remotely sensed images especially those with a high spatial resolution, the corresponding licenses are required. The R&D Center Shoghi has signed licensed agreements with the world operators of the main Earth observing missions and consequently has a right to develop and manufacture ground stations for this data reception.

At present the network of national and regional remote sensing centers in Asia and abroad have been developed based on the Shoghi Ground Station technology. This proves in practice our idea about a decentralized access to images of the Earth from space. Such an approach gives a possibility to transfer traditional usage of remotely sensed data for scientific research projects into their practical applications within GIS technologies for decision making when managing territories, cities and even enterprises. To date, Earth monitoring from space becomes not just a distant future, but a reality due to the Shoghi Ground Station technology.

SCL-IRGS provides complete capability to track and receive data from the remote sensing satellite using an X/S-band receiving and auto tracking system.

Features

1. Planning and conducting operations

  • Obtain accurate, uniform geospatial reference data for head quarters and joint forces
  • Quickly gain a 3D picture of terrain
  • Deliver geospatial information to plan and assess operations in the field: threat evaluation, target detection and location, and damage assessment When deploying coalition forces to out-of-area theatres of operation, 3D imagery provides a territory-wide geospatial reference

2. To combine synoptic vision with detailed analysis

  • Seamless, uniform coverage of entire territories in colour derived. The resolution achieved is from 0.8 meters till 1 mtr is optical.
  • Ready for integration into command systems
  • Highly accurate geographic reference for : · military mapping · flight training and simulation
  • Ideal visual medium for sharing tactical information

3. Responding immediately to a crisis

  • Obtain Optical and SAR imagery of any point on the globe within 24 hours, right from the start of a crisis
  • Acquire imagery day and night, in all weathers, through multisensor tasking capability
  • Understand and analyse the situation using archive imagery
  • SAR Imaging delivers multi-scale, multi-temporal and multi-polarised observations of remote or cloud-covered areas that were formerly almost impossible to map.

4. Operational geospatial information

  • Collect imagery needed to derive military geospatial information and digital elevation models (DEMs)
  • Train future image processing and analysis specialists to :
    • Generate 2D and 3D map databases, satellite imagemaps and DEMs
    • Extract data geared specifically to forces and weapon systems (targeting, georeferencing, surface and navigation features)
    • Find documentation data, crisis and proliferation indicators (coverage of potential hotspots, surveillance of nations fuelling proliferation and monitoring of disarmament)
  • Produce georeferenced layers of information for command system

5. Independent decision-making

  • Acquire the ability to analyze situations independently by direct tasking and reception , using the power of Earth-observing Optical and SAR satellites free to fly anywhere over the globe
  • Gain precise and reliable global information about theatres of operation rapidly, repeatedly and discreetly
  • Derive information from multiple sources for stronger territorial surveillance

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