By combining a new radar technology and advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) techniques, MetaSensing offers very high resolution airborne sensors and superior quality radar mapping services at lower cost.
High resolution mapping is desirable for homeland security, environmental assessment and infrastructure monitoring, but it is usually too expensive or of difficult realization.
MetaSensing provides the cost effective mapping solution which meets the needs of governments and private companies who face daily the increasing demand for accurate monitoring.
When compared to different technologies, MetaSensing sensors are compact, less expensive and more versatile. This means an immediate return on investment when you use our sensors.
Accurate mapping measurements can be carried out by employing small, readily available and inexpensive aircrafts, cutting the high operational costs of current acquisitions.
With a spatial resolution in the decimeter range, 3D mapping and the possibility of infrastructure deformation detection, MetaSensing sensors and services are unique.
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The first X-band radar of a multistatic network for harbour surveillance has been delivered to an Italian customer. In the next three months three more nodes will be delivered to complement the network. All the nodes are synchronized both in time and in phase, and each of them can be independently configured to be operated as passive or active node.
MetaSensing succesfully hosted the 2nd Meeting of the NATO group SET-196 "Multi-channel/Multi-static Radar Imaging of Non-Cooperative Targets". During the meeting, airborne data acquired with a multichannel along-track interferometry configuration for detection of slow moving targets has been released by MetaSensing to the members of the group.
MetaSensing has successfully concluded SnowSAR campaigns in North America. Within the framework of two parallel projects founded by European Space Agency, Environment Canada and NASA JPL, dual frequency polarimetric SAR data have been acquired over two arctic sites in Canada and in Alaska in less than 10 days.
MetaSensing presented its products at the Geospatial Conference Tunisia, in Gammarth, Tunisia, from 18th - 22nd of February 2013. covering infrastructure developments in North African territories. Particular interest was shown by companies and ministerial personnel toward MetaSensing surveillance radars and P-band SAR sensors which can be used for monitoring of desert areas, whether against smuggling, for the detection of mines underneath the sand or for border patrolling.
On January the 8th 2013 MetaSensing successfully installed SnowSAR, its Ku and X-band polarimetric radar sensors on the airborne platform TECNAM MMA operated by Airborne Technologies GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria. A specific radome for the protection of the microwave radar antenna from atmospheric agents has been installed on the belly of TECNAM MMA. Test flight images have been successfully collected just a few days after the installation.
MetaSensing has been awarded a contract by the NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) for the provision of a scalable radar sensors network. The network of rapidly deployable radar sensors for port surveillance of small crafts will be operational in Summer 2013.
Within the framework of the European Space Agency AlpSAR campaign, MetaSensing is operating the SnowSAR instrument over the Austrian Alps for collecting valuable scientific airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar images over three glaciers.
The SnowSAR instrument, a polarimetric SAR at X and Ku band, has been successfully certified to be operated in Canada on board a Cessna 208. The activity has been performed in preparation of the airborne campaign MetaSensing will execute in Inuvik, North-West of Canada, during the 2012/2013 winter.
MetaSensing has been commissioned an X-band radar network for coastal radar surveillance detection, tracking and imaging of small ships. All the nodes of the network can operate synchronously in order to increase the detection rate also in bad surveillance conditions.
MetaSensing, Satellite Services BV and TNO Netherlands kicked off a project toward the development and launch of a compact and high performance mini SAR satellite. MetaSensing's main task is the software and performance design of the satellite. Thanks to its many years of experience in airborne and ground based SAR image processing, MetaSensing possesses the right know-how to tackle the demanding task of processing satellite SAR data and delivering high-quality images.
Also this year MetaSensing is inviting you at its booth (7I.37) at Intergeo fair, in Hannover, Germany, from October 9th-11th. We will present our airborne SAR sensors and FastGBSAR, our new ground based radar for submillimeter deformation monitoring, currently the fastest in the world.
Within the framework of the Ijkdijk project, MetaSensing's FastGBSAR has been monitoring a dike before it was brought to failure (www.ijkdijk.nl). With an acquisition duration of just 4 seconds, the instrument could monitor deformation of grass covered slopes and identify pre-failure displacements of the dike achieving results which have never been achieved before, with other radar systems available on the market.
MetaSensing visited Five Star Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd in China, the distributor for MetaSensing FastGBSAR (Fast Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar) instrument which will be used for monitoring of bridges, dams and structures.
MetaSensing continues cooperation with Dutch company Radac BV on monitoring waves. Combination of FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous-wave) signal and a high resolution X-band radar has been mounted on Scheveningen pier in Den Haag. The radar will measure the currents' speed and the height and velocity of waves.
During the 5th Microwave and Radar Week MRW-2012 held in Warsaw, Poland, from May 21-26, MetaSensing presented the latest company activities in ground, airborne and space SAR fields.
MetaSensing was present with a booth at EUSAR 2012 (European Synthetic Aperture Radar) conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from 23rd until 26th of April. First ever multi- temporal Ku-band SAR images at 17.2 GHz collected with the SnowSAR instrument and developed for ESA (European Space Agency) were presented there.
On Monday 12th of March, 2012, representatives of MetaSensing attended the kick off meeting for the FP7-SOS project in Rome. Various EU partners will collaborate on the SOS project. MetaSensing will closely collaborate with the Delft University of Technology on the integration of tracking algorithms for ships, aircraft and dangerous airport objects.
MetaSensing continues to acquire data with SnowSAR system in Lapland, Finland. Airborne acquisitions over the snow are planned every two weeks over Sodankyla during the whole winter. Additional data take overs the tundra and sea ice are also scheduled.
In the Advanced Remote Sensing Instruments workshop (ARSI) MetaSensing presented the results of the SnowSAR I campaign which took place in Finish Lapland in March 2011.
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MetaSensing has started bistatic radar acquisitions paving the way to a small SAR satellite to be developed together with other Dutch partners.
The MetaSensing fully polarimetric P-band SAR sensor acquires data showing penetration into forest and sand.
MetaSensing concludes a succesful airborn data acquisition with its L-band fully polarimetric sensor for a foreign customer.
Also this year MetaSensing is glad to invite you at its boot (7.E40) at Intergeo fair, in Nuremberg, Germany, during September 27th - 29th.
MetaSensing has updated the polarimetric SnowSAR instrument at X and Ku band with flat array antennas and mecahnical gimbal.
MetaSensing obtains another project from an oil-gas company for a survey campaign over forest and sandy areas
MetaSensing has been awarded a 1 million US dollar contract for the delivery of airborne SAR equipment, including advanced SAR processing instruments.
For the first time ever, polarimetric SAR images at Ku band have been collected for ESA with the MetaSensing SnowSAR, a dual frequency instrument built to be operated in artic conditions.
Within the framework of a Joint Research Center (JRC) contract, MetaSensing deploys compact SAR sensors in a UAV mode for imaging of ships.
MetaSensing has started the implementation of a compact airborne SAR sensor for ground penetration and landmine detection. First images are expected within Q4 2011.
MetaSensing wins a contract for the delivery of sensors for coastal monitoring with long range capabilities and real time imaging.
MetaSensing is attending Intergeo in Cologne, Germany, from October 5th till 7th. Intergeo is the leading fair in the geomatic and mapping field. Visit our booth!
MetaSensing signed a contract for supporting the European Space Agency in the SnowSAR project. Two X and Ku band SAR sensors are being built and will be used for airborne acquisitions in Finland in March 2011.
MetaSensing high resolution X-band sensors have been used for monitoring ocean waves, within the framework of a project for a Dutch company. Current's speed, wave's velocity and heigh could be retrieved.
MetaSensing has flown its new fully-polarimetric L-band SAR sensor for a foreign project. Polarimetry is an important feature for classification purposes, while the L-band is important for long temporal monitoring.
MetaSensing has featured in the video describing the ESA Business Incubation program. Adriano Meta describes the steps MetaSensing has perfomed in ESTEC facilities. Watch the video here.
TNO Defence, Security and Safety and MetaSensing have combined processing techniques and compact radar technology generating real time SAR imaging with 1 meter spatial resolution.
First laboratory tests for MetaSensing new fully polarimetric L-band SAR. The new sensor will address forest mapping and vegetation monitoring applications.
MetaSensing has collected first radar 3D data over Delft, in The Netherlands, by using a small and cost-effective single engine aircraft Cessna 172.
The European Space Agency (ESA) reports on MetaSensing achievements during the incubation period and programs for the coming future. Read more here.
MetaSensing has collected first high resolution radar images in The Netherlands and in Portugal, becoming the first commercial company offering cost-effective airborne radar imaging.