High-Resolution Satellite Based Radar Imaging Solution for Commercial Applications

ICEYE, a small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology leader, has announced the commercial availability of its Spotlight imaging mode, which enables 1-meter radar imaging from the company's satellite constellation. ICEYE Spotlight imaging is purpose-built to achieve a high resolution that supports a variety of use cases for both commercial and government customers. 1-meter Spotlight radar imagery is particularly useful in detailed volume monitoring of stockpiles, vehicle count monitoring, property damage estimation, and oil transshipment monitoring. 

The successful deployment of Spotlight imaging for commercial customers is a major milestone for ICEYE, as well as a technological achievement. There are very few comparable services available worldwide, and ICEYE is currently the only organization in the world to provide this capability as a commercial service from such small SAR microsatellites. High resolution radar imagery is especially useful for distinguishing between small objects, and in helping data users classify larger objects with more certainty. 

The commodities sector is an early example where the availability of high-resolution SAR imaging can have dramatic impacts. It is now possible to track specific locations, often, with high reliability, and at an incredible level of detail. The potential benefits for early users are immense, as the competitive edge ICEYE’s data provides is still very fresh in the market.

ICEYE  was the first organization in the world to develop technology that can achieve under 1-meter resolution imagery from SAR satellites that weigh less than 100 kg. The two latest ICEYE SAR Satellites were launched in July 2019. The company continues to grow its commercially available SAR satellite constellation with additional satellite planned for launch.

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