Under 1-meter resolution radar imagery achieved by ICEYE

HELSINKI. ICEYE, a small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology company, achieved better than 1 meter resolution imagery from under-220 pound SAR satellites.

Photo courtesy of ICEYE.

The company has continued to launch more satellites, the latest in July 2019 with two new units. With new satellites being launched, ICEYE continues to develop and optimize its imaging capabilities further for customers in both commercial and government segments.

ICEYE's newly deployed Spotlight imaging mode enables under 1 meter radar imaging from the company's satellites. With Spotlight imaging, the satellite focuses its energy on a smaller area for a longer time, resulting in more data received from the same location. This in turn can be processed into more detailed imagery.

Very high-resolution radar satellite images are  helpful for both distinguishing small objects, and for accurately classifying larger objects such as vessels. These added capabilities of ICEYE's SAR satellites are valuable in resolving challenges in sectors such as emergency response, finance, civil government, and maritime security.